Watford striker Andre Gray claims football authorities don’t care about racism and calls for greater action


Watford striker Andre Gray claims football authorities don’t care about racism and calls for greater action

Andre Gray has called on football’s authorities to take racism more seriously after several Watford players received racist messages online.

The Hornets were forced to contact police after Troy Deeney, Adrian Mariappa and Christian Kabasele were targeted following the dramatic 3-2 victory over Wolves in the FA Cup semi-final.

And Watford striker Gray reveals he was also the victim of racial abuse, as were all of the club’s non-white players.

“We all got it,” he told Drive on talkSPORT. “It’s disgusting and it’s never gone away. I don’t know how many years it’s been now.

Deeney was forced to disable comments on his Instagram after receiving abuse

“It’s been like this for years now and the media haven’t helped the situation.

“More needs to be done, the punishments are too light, and it shows how people higher up don’t really care about the situation.

“There’s never going to be the right answer. It’s all good banning people and getting people prosecuted, but that doesn’t change their beliefs and how they feel.