Reader feedback: Racism on both sides

Re: England footballer: "Worst racist abuse" By Martina Pisárová Vol 8, No 40, Oct 21 to 27

As a UK resident who utterly rejects racism, I think we have to be careful about judging the racism of Slovak fans too harshly. Racist behaviour has been common for years in UK football.

I am not saying that Slovak people are more racist than others - I spend a considerable amount of time in Slovakia and no 'outsider' would be surprised at my shock concerning the socially and institutionally racist attitudes openly expressed about the Roma. There is also, I suspect, a less articlulated, anti-Semitism bubbling away under the surface. If I am wrong about this I apologise.

Geoff Ward

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