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Alves decries racist chants at Real Madrid stadium

Updated: January 31, 2013, 9:55 AM ET
Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain -- The fight to eliminate racism from soccer stadiums is "a lost war," Barcelona defender Dani Alves said Thursday, a day after he was the target of racist chants at Real Madrid.

"I know that things are being done to fight against this, but it still takes place," Alves said. "For me it is a lost war. I have been in Spain for 10 years and it has happened since the first day."

Segments of Madrid fans abused Alves with monkey chants during the 1-1 draw in the first leg ...

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