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Ighalo wants the World to fight for humanity not colours, recounts his racism experience in China

Manchester United striker has asked the old to fight for the next person regardless of the colour while telling of his experience of racism in China.

The Nigerian striker on loan at Manchester United from Shanghai Shenhua told SkySports of the experience he had while playing in China.

Ighalo who has also added his voice to the ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign that has been ongoing after the death of George Floyd, the American who died in Minneapolis after a white office knelled on is neck.

The former Watford striker said no one should be subjected to racism that if he was subjected to another racist attack, he would walk off the pitch.

“If it happens to me I would report it to the referee and see what they do, but if they don’t take action about it then I’m going to walk off because it should not be done to any player or anyone in the world,” he told Sky Sports News.

“In one game in China I got called all sorts of names and after the game, I didn’t shake his hand. I walked straight into the dressing room, I was angry, I reported it to the FA.

“I didn’t press forward with it, I just let it go because I’m just this kind of guy. I don’t like to drag issues out. But I don’t think it should be condoned in any country.

“Nobody should condone racism,” said Ighalo. “We are all human. Despite the colour of our skin, we are all the same, we live in the same world, the same life.

Ighalo is not calling for violence nor supporting riots but he wants the world to fight for all race and forget about colours.

“I don’t condone racism, but at the same time, I don’t condone riots.

“It didn’t start today, it’s not going to end today. It’s going to take time. We are hoping this situation can change the narrative and make it more limited. It’s going to reduce it to a minimum.

“We are fighting now so that for the next generation it will be cut off, finally.

“We have to start from the younger generation, educate them, let them see that all humans are the same. We should fight for humanity not colours.”

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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