Liverpool youngster Brewster calls for harsher punishments on racism

‘It’s just going to keep happening’: Rhian Brewster calls for harsher punishments on racism as Liverpool starlet appears in Out of Their Skin documentary with Ian Wright

  • Rhian Brewster believes racial abusers are only being given ‘a slap on the wrist’
  • The 18-year-old claims to have suffered racist abuse four times on football pitch
  • He believes racist abuse will continue unless sanctions become heavier 

Rhian Brewster believes there need to be more stringent punishments on racism, claiming that offenders are only being given ‘a light slap on the wrist’.

The Liverpool teenager claims in Ian Wright’s upcoming ‘Out of Their Skin’ documentary that he has been racially abused four times on a football pitch.

And he believes that unless football’s governing bodies alter their stance, then it will continue to happen.

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Rhian Brewster has spoken out about the racist abuse he has suffered on a football pitch

Rhian Brewster has spoken out about the racist abuse he has suffered on a football pitch

The 18-year-old has called for harsher punishments for racial abuse offenders

The 18-year-old has called for harsher punishments for racial abuse offenders

RHIAN BREWSTER: THE STORY SO FAR 

DoB: April 1, 2000

Age: 18

Youth career: Chelsea (2008-14), Liverpool (2014-Present)

National team

England U16 (Apps 4, Goals 4)

England U17 (Apps 22, Goals 20)

England U18 (Apps 1, Goals 0)

Honours 

Under 17 World Cup 2017

Under 17 World Cup Golden Boot 2017  

In an excerpt of the ITV Football production he talks about twice suffering racist abuse while playing for England, and another two times in Liverpool colours.

He says: ‘The last time it happened… Spartak Moscow. They banned part of the stadium which no one was sitting in anyway.

‘They need to give them better punishments because it’s just going to keep happening if they give them a light slap on the wrist  

The 18-year-old gave a high-profile interview to The Guardian in December last year where he went into detail about the incident against the Russian side.

@rhianbrewster appears on #OutOfTheirSkin – @wrightyofficial presents a two-part documentary examining the pioneering role black footballers have played in changing the game and what still needs to be done. You can see episode one on Tuesday at 10pm on ITV4

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The Liverpool teenager claims he was racially abused by a Spartak Moscow player last year

The Liverpool teenager claims he was racially abused by a Spartak Moscow player last year

He won the Golden Boot as England Under 17s won the World Cup in India last year

He won the Golden Boot as England Under 17s won the World Cup in India last year

Brewster is eyeing a return to first-team action as he continues rehabilitation from injury

Brewster is eyeing a return to first-team action as he continues rehabilitation from injury

He claimed that he was racially abused by the Spartak captain Leonid Mironov.

But UEFA ruled that there was insufficient evidence to take further action.

The 18-year-old is continuing his rehabilitation from the ankle ligament damage he suffered in January.

He is in line to return to first-team training as he chases his senior debut at Liverpool after signing a five-year deal in July.

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