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Arsenal's Hoyte angry over racial abuse

Arsenal defender Justin Hoyte has spoken of his anger at the racial abuse he received while playing for the England U21 team in the European Championships.

He is still incensed that Serbia received no punishment for the abuse and were allowed to remain in the competition, bettering England's semi-final finish to lose to Holland in the final.

Hoyte has been a vocal supporter of anti-racism campaigns. In his time on loan at Sunderland, he was involved with the initiative 'Show Racism the Red Card' and attended their first ever event at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.

He told the club's official website: "At the end of the game a few of the players were running up the tunnel, calling us names and spitting at us. It was tough throughout the game because the officials did nothing so we had to get on with it.

"It is a shame that nothing happened to Serbia afterwards. I believe that if you really want to kick racism out of football then teams have to be punished."

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