Man Utd legend Yorke: Racist comment in tunnel set me off

Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke has revealed how a racist comment set him off in the players' tunnel.

It came when he played for Aston Villa in a Carling Cup second-round tie against Peterborough United — and Yorke was ready to shake the player's neck.

He told The Sun: "It takes a lot for me to get really upset in football.

"People know I always liked to play the game with a smile on my face.

"But the time I was racially abused on the pitch I lost it.

"We were hammering Peterborough at Villa Park and this person made a racist remark to me and I couldn't believe it.

"That just went over the line. At the final whistle I went after him and there was an almighty scrum in the tunnel afterwards that had to be broken up.

"It is bad enough when it comes from the crowd but when it comes from a fellow professional, it really hits you."

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