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Roberts to continue t-shirt protest

Roberts to continue t-shirt protest (©GettyImages)
Roberts to continue t-shirt protest (©GettyImages).

Jason Roberts has again refused to wear a T-shirt in support of anti-racism campaign group Kick It Out this weekend but gave his tentative support to the Professional Footballers Association's six-point plan designed to eradicate the problem within the game.

Reading striker Roberts was one of a number of black players, which also included Anton and Rio Ferdinand, who boycotted the awareness campaign last weekend by opting not to wear the T-shirts in the warm-up before their respective Barclays Premier League matches.

Roberts is a Kick It Out ambassador, but has become dismayed at what he sees as the football authorities' perceived failure to come down hard on those found guilty of racism. For that reason he will not wear the shirt again on Saturday before Reading host Fulham.

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