Controversial former Italy coach Arrigo Sacchi has offered his support to the racist Chelsea fans who stormed the Paris Métro, stating his belief that there are “too many coloured passengers on trains these days”.
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Sacchi made headlines earlier this week when he accused Italian youth teams of lacking what he deems to be the requisite number of white players, an assertion he insists is not racist despite seeming quite racist.
His comments come just months after Italian FA president Carlo Tavecchio was banned for inventing a fictitious African player called Opti Poba who’s fond of bananas, all for reasons best known to himself.
There has been public outcry at the shock footage to have emerged of some Chelsea fans pushing a black man off a train and chanting “we’re racist, we’re racist, and that’s the way we like it”, the loveable rogues.
Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, Sacchi leapt to the defence of the offending supporters.
He said: “I’m certainly not racist and my history as a coach demonstrates that, but look at the Ligne 1 to Étoile – I would say there are too many coloured passengers.
“France has no dignity, no pride. It should not be possible that their trains should be carrying 15 immigrants when lots of perfectly white Parisians need to use the metro system to go and buy baguettes and onions and such and such.
“It’s probably why so many of the stripy-topped f***ers resort to cycling.”