Liverpool legend John Barnes has claimed criticising Montengero supporters for the racial abuse they directed towards some England players on Monday is 'hypocritical', as more should be done to deal with the issue in the UK.
England's 5-1 win at the Podgorica City Stadium was marred by racist chanting directed towards Danny Rose and Raheem Sterling, with calls from all corners of football directed towards UEFA to take action against Montenegro.
However, despite the despicable actions of some select supporters on Monday, the former Liverpool forward found similarities between an incident that occurred in a Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge earlier this season, and feels the issue of racism must first be dealt with on British shores.
"Up and down the country every single week at football matches you have black football players being racially abused so why is this any different?
"The solution is to tackle it in society and once we do that it will disappear from all walks of society of which football is one," he added.
"You can't say to a football fan, 'keep you mouth shut on a Saturday, but for the other six days of the week you can do whatever you want', and then say we are getting rid of racism.
Source : 90min