Blokhin insists 'no racism in Ukraine'

10 June 2012 07:47

The coach of Euro 2012 co-hosts Ukraine, Oleg Blokhin, waded into the debate on racism in football on Sunday by insisting that "there is no racism in Ukraine."

Blokhin interrupted a reporter who asked him about the issue in English, removed his headphones and said "I don't want to talk about racism - there is no racism in Ukraine. These are political issues which have nothing to do with football.

"If there are incidents they won't be in Ukraine," the 1975 European footballer of the year insisted.

Source: AFP