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John Laverty

Look closer to home for one of the most despicable acts of racism in football and the shameful 1988 'Banana Match' between Linfield and Glentoran

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Linfield players Tony Coly (left) and Sam Khammal were pelted with bananas

Linfield players Tony Coly (left) and Sam Khammal were pelted with bananas

Rangers player Glen Kamara reacts with fury after hearing an alleged racist remark by Slavia Prague opponent Ondrej Kudela at Ibrox.

Rangers player Glen Kamara reacts with fury after hearing an alleged racist remark by Slavia Prague opponent Ondrej Kudela at Ibrox.

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Linfield players Tony Coly (left) and Sam Khammal were pelted with bananas

Back in the bad old days I would proffer, to anyone who'd listen, that the only way to rid Northern Ireland of sectarianism would be to introduce racism.

I thought such a profound remark would make me sound intellectual and sagacious.

Instead, it compounded the notion that this would-be philosopher was as thick as champ.


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