Odion Ighalo reveals he was racially abused in China
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Odion Ighalo reveals he was racially abused in China

Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has revealed that he was racially abused during his time in China.

The Nigerian forward has been at United since January on a loan deal from parent club Shanghai Shenhua and extended the deal until the end of the season and according to the striker in an interview with Sky Sports, he let the incident go after the Chinese FA failed to deal with the incident.

"In one game in China I got called all sorts of names and after the game, I didn't shake his hand. I walked straight into the dressing room, I was angry, I reported it to the FA.

"I didn't press forward with it, I just let it go because I'm just this kind of guy. I don't like to drag issues out. But I don't think it should be condoned in any country," Ighalo said.

The striker, however, said that if the same thing was to happen to him again, he would talk to the referee and walk off the pitch if no action is taken.

"If it happens to me I would report it to the referee and see what they do, but if they don't take action about it then I'm going to walk off because it should not be done to any player or anyone in the world," he added.

The 30-year-old, who has intimated that he might come out of international retirement was speaking when he called for "justice to be done" following George Floyd's death in US police custody.