4 Mar 2015

Sport: Karembeu confident UEFA on top of racism

12:13 pm on 4 March 2015

Olympiakos strategic advisor Christian Karembeu expressed confidence that UEFA are getting to grips with racism in football after suffering abuse during the recent Greek derby against Panathinaikos.

Panathinaikos have vowed to identify and punish the supporter who made racist gestures directed at the New Caledonia-born Karembeu, who was on the sidelines during the game.

The former France international says the events in Athens are not so much about the strong rivalry between the clubs but a mirror of the problems of discrimination and intolerance faced across Europe and beyond.

He says the best response is to unite and promote messages of inclusion, education and respect, as UEFA's new campaigns are doing.