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Gilberto: Racists Don't Faze Me

Gilberto Silva has revealed he suffered racist taunts for the first and only time as an Arsenal player at the hands of the fans of tomorrows oponents, PSV.

However the Brazilian powerhouse also revealed how the incident did not faze him as, the professional that he is, he was fully focused on the match.

'I never experienced this kind of thing in particular, but when I first came to Arsenal we had it,' he said.

'We were playing in Holland and it was against PSV.'

'At the end, some of the fans started to sing monkey songs. But I just noticed it at the end of the game.'

'The players were talking about it. They were upset but, for me, it didn't have any effect because I couldn't understand it and I was fully focused on the match.'

'That was the only time I've really had this particular kind of problem.'

Lets we have no repeat performance from the visiting fans tomorrow.




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 6 2007

Time: 12:00PM

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well make them pay in the pitch gilberto by scoring...
princeoflove909
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06/03/2007 13:39:00

uefa has gotta do sumthng 2 stop dis..!!!
HENRY`14
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06/03/2007 14:15:00

Its been happening in Holland for some time which is strange being that they champion equal rights.
AB_Arsenal
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07/03/2007 04:01:00

But the game Gil is talking about was played a few years ago, not the 1st leg played in Feb this year !!
prits
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07/03/2007 08:34:00

Well I hope he doesn't it again tomorrow. There is no place for racism in this day and age FFS.
bmb
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08/03/2007 18:53:00

 

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