Ebbsfleet goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore has warned football still has a problem with racism, report Kent Online.
Police were called in after he was racially abused from the terraces during the Boxing Day win over Bromley. A man arrested was later released without charge but that wasn’t an isolated incident.
Ashmore has been targeted several times this season and the 28-year-old revealed: “It’s happened all my career.
“This is the first season I’ve actually reported it properly. Because of the league we’re in now, it’s got more publicised but it’s something that hasn’t gone away.
“I’ve got used to it because I’ve had it all my life. On the football pitch it hasn’t gone away but I’ve got a strong character and won’t let it affect me.
“For the players who it does affect, it’s horrible because it will affect them emotionally and mentally. I’m quite mentally tough.
“You just have to ignore it and block it out. People want a reaction and I rarely give them one. Normally I can take it and then report it afterwards.”
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