Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger feels it would be a retrograde step in the fight against racism for the formation of a breakaway black players' union. On Monday Wales and Aberdeen keeper Jason Brown claimed black players might reluctantly be driven towards setting up a breakaway anti-racism group because they feel not enough is being done.
The Frenchman said: "I think any split is bad. If there is no racism, if you want to fight against racism, you should not create any federation on a difference that you want to fight against. I personally can't see the logic in that."
UEFA are promoting anti-racism projects along with Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) at this week's Champions League and Europa League games.
He added: "I feel it is important to happen at any moment. Racism or xenophobia or any other differences that can exist between people, for example different cultures - you have to always show respect for everybody and every culture and every human being, no matter where you come from and no matter when it is in the season.
"That is why I feel that what happened during the weekend is very sad."