Tottenham Hotspurs full-back Danny Rose has been vocal this last week about just how much abuse from the terraces gets him down.
The England star was, not for the first time, subjected to vile racist abuse from opposing fans when Gareth Southgate's side travelled to Montenegro at the end of last month for a Euro 2020 qualifying game - an incident which led the Yorkshire lad to claim that he can't wait "to get out" of football.
But speaking at the press conference ahead of the North London side hosting Manchester City in the Champions League tomorrow night, it was a teammate of Rose that has urged football to come together to fight the disease.
Son Heung-Min tackled the issue head-on and asked how he felt about the current situation, the South Korean star admitted that he too had suffered at the hands of racists during his time and said that he felt the best course of action was not to react.
You know, the racism we are talking about a few times and I've been [racially abused] as well since playing in England.
But I think the best reaction is don't react to anything. I think it's the best way.
We are playing football as a human. It doesn't matter which country you come from, which person you are, it doesn't matter. We are playing football.
We should protect the players that get racism, fight altogether. I think it's most important.
There have been a number of racially charged incidents in the past few weeks that has highlighted the problem the sport continues to have.
Last weekend Juventus player Moise Kean was subjected to monkey chanting by Cagliari fans after scoring a goal for his side at the Sardegna Arena and on Saturday both Wigan Athletic and Brentford were forced to come out condemning their own supporters who were involved in such behaviour.