Sol Campbell warning on Euro 2012 racism


Former England captain Sol Campbell told BBC Panorama's Chris Rogers that he fears for the safety of football fans travelling to Euro 2012.

Mr Campbell questioned the decision of Uefa, European football's governing body, to award the tournament to joint hosts Ukraine and Poland after seeing footage taken by the programme that shows racist and anti-Semitic chanting in the terraces and an attack on a group of Asian students that took place in Ukraine.

In a statement, Uefa said the footage was taken at domestic matches and is a matter for the national football authorities in each country.

As to Euro 2012, Uefa said the tournament will bring the spotlight on the host countries and creates an opportunity to address and confront issues such as racism.

Panorama: Euro 2012 - Stadiums of Hate is broadcast on BBC One, Monday, 28 May at 20:30 BST and then available online via iPlayer (UK only) at the above link.

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