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Mamadou Sakho has spoken about the one time he has encountered racism as a footballer

Mamadou Sakho has spoken about the one time he has encountered racism as a footballer

Mamadou Sakho has spoken about the one time he has encountered racism as a footballer

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has apologised for walking out of Anfield before Saturday's Merseyside derby against Everton.

The France international had started four of Liverpool's previous five games but was not included in Brendan Rodgers' 18-man squad for the game, which finished 1-1.

Martin Skrtel started alongside Dejan Lovren at the centre of the defence was Kolo Toure was on the substitutes' bench.

Sakho was pictured by fans getting into his car outside Anfield before kick-off and subsequently came in for criticism on Twitter.

The 24-year has admitted that his decision to leave was "a bad choice" and has apologised to the fans.

Liverpool travel to Switzerland to face Basel in the Champions League on Wednesday before West Brom come to Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.

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