The former Arsenal and Tottenham defender told BBC Panorama: "Stay at home, watch it on TV.
Former English soccer star Sol Campbell is warning fans against travelling to Poland and Ukraine to watch the Euro 2012 , claiming authorities are failing to tackle entrenched racism and violence in the countries.
The Independent reports that Campbell is supported by the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) in his concerns that supporters will be in danger of racism and violence.
Speaking to Panorama Campbell urged fans to "stay home,watch it on TV...don't even risk it ..because you could end up coming back in a coffin" the Telegraph reported.
Campbell's warning comes as the family of two black England players said they would not go to Euro 2012.
The fear of “possible racist attacks” has led to the families of black England starsand Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scrapping plans to attend the tournament. concerns.
The Panorama special, screened yesterday, revealed a sickening history of violence and racist thuggery in both nations where the competition is being staged.It showed fans in Poland and Ukraine giving Nazi salutes, taunting black players and joining in anti-Semitic chants.
A spokesperson for Uefa said: "Uefa's zero-tolerance approach to racism is still valid both on and off the pitch and ultimately the referee has the power to stop or abandon a match should racist incidents occur".