Boyce: We could walk off the pitch in the face of racial abuse in Russia

Emmerson Boyce has not ruled out walking off the field if he and his Wigan team-mates are racially abused in Russia on Thursday.

The FA Cup winners face Rubin Kazan in the Europa League, a fortnight on from Manchester City's Yaya Toure complaining of abuse when playing a fixture at CSKA Moscow.

Would we walk off? It all comes down to how bad it is. You see a lot of games where people complain about racism but no-one has actually walked off.

I know AC Milan's Kevin-Prince Boateng did it in Italy but, as a player, you just want to concentrate on the game. As a player sometimes you don't even hear what's going on until people point it out or you hear about it later.

It doesn't scare me. It's all about educating. There was a message sent out by UEFA last week and we want to make a stand, showing that football is bigger than racism or people still thinking that way.

– Emmerson Boyce hopes football is bigger than racism.


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