Lescott empathy for Walcott family

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Joleon Lescott has admitted he feels sympathy for Theo Walcott because the Arsenal winger's family do not feel they can travel to Ukraine this summer due to the threat of racism.

Walcott's family are the first to confirm they will not be making the trip to Euro 2012 as a direct result of the potential for encountering racism during their travels.

Lescott said: "It is a shame they have to make that decision for nothing to do with football. Theo is a vital member of the squad. He is likely to play a lot of games and have a big role in the team. It is a shame his family won't be able to go and support him."

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