Ahead of Chelsea clash, Fernandinho would 'go wild' over racism
Shakhtar Donetsk and Brazil midfielder Fernandinho insists he would 'go wild' if he was ever on the receiving end of racial abuse on a football pitch.
The comments come as the Ukrainian side get ready to face Chelsea in the Champions League, with the Blues' captain John Terry recently handed a four-game ban for racial abuse of QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.
Fernandinho, 27, who was part of the Seleção set-up until earlier this year said he has never suffered from racist abuse, but insists any instance should be dealt with severely by the relevant authorities.
He told The Sun: “If someone was ever racist towards me, I would go wild. But I’m happy to say I’ve never suffered such an act in my time playing in Brazil or Ukraine.
"In my opinion, if someone commits such a crime, it should be very severely punished. Racism in football is one of the most unpleasant things in our time.”