Dani Alves airs fears over racism in Spain
Thursday 31 January 2013
Barcelona defender Dani Alves says the fight against racism in football stadiums is "a lost war" after he was the target of abusive chants during Wednesday's game at Real Madrid.
The Brazil right-back said: "It hasn't only happened in the Bernabeu, but rather in all the stadiums we visit." Madrid fans jeered Alves with monkey chants during the 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi final.
Alves called for "drastic measures" including sanctions against clubs, and said Spain should look to English football's example.
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