Fear of racism in Ukraine at Euro 2012

Asian England football fans in Ukraine have spoken about the pressure put on them by family and friends not to travel to Euro 2012 over fears of racism.

Rikesh Solanki and his friend Amal Samji ignored the warnings and went ahead with their plans to watch England against France in Donetsk.

My mum wanted to pay for my ticket, she said 'I'll cover your costs just so you don't go'.

But I reassured her it should be okay. If we see any trouble we won't hesitate taking the next flight home.I remember talking to my dad and saying 'does this stuff still go on?'. There are so many ethnic players playing now.

– Amal Samji

I had friends who said 'are you sure you're going to go? If it was me I'd sell my ticket'.

– Rikesh Solanki

The Arsenal fans, who both work as brokers in the City of London, said they had found Ukraine and the people they had met very positive and welcoming.

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Russia warns fans over conduct

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