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AP Interview: Altidore says racism shames everyone

Updated: January 30, 2013, 9:40 PM ET
Associated Press

United States striker Jozy Altidore refuses to hold a grudge against fans who showered him with racist abuse during a match this week, saying: "We all make mistakes."

In an interview with The Associated Press, Altidore said he decided to play through the abuse Tuesday because he didn't want to give satisfaction to people who directed monkey chants at him.

The 23-year-old said it was the first time he has experienced racism like this, on or off the field.

"This was pretty big. ...

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