Some England family members skip Euros over racism

Updated: May 25, 2012, 10:09 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Some family members of England's black players will avoid traveling to the European Championship because of fears of racist abuse and violence.

Former England international Mark Chamberlain, the father of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, told Sky Sports News on Friday that he's likely to stay home rather than go to Poland and Ukraine. Both the British government and human rights organizations warned about the possibility of racist abuse in the co-host nations.

"It's a major concern," ...

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