PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor has condemned the booing directed at Manchester United’s Patrice Evra during the FA Cup clash at Liverpool on Saturday.
Evra was targeted by sections of the Anfield crowd during his side’s 2-1 fourth round defeat, after his claim of racist abuse against Luis Suarez was upheld by the FA and led to a eight-game ban for the striker.
Taylor has since spoken of his disappointment regarding the behavior of some supporters, suggesting it could leave players unwilling to speak out in future and hinder any hope of eradicating the issue from the British game.
"The booing of Evra was unwelcome. For someone to be booed for reporting racist comments is not something we want to see happening," he told Sky Sports. "Black players may be worried about reporting such things, if there is going to be a backlash like this. The game must do all it can to eradicate it."