Jason Roberts continues Kick It Out T-shirt stance

Roberts explains T-shirt stance

Jason Roberts will not wear a Kick It Out anti-racism T-shirt again until he is satisfied more has been done to address racism in football.

The Reading striker boycotted the T-shirt on Saturday after criticising football's authorities for not doing enough to tackle racism.

"People are talking about it now, so it has had its desired effect," Roberts told BBC Radio Berkshire.

"I hope we are a step further to moving things forward after the weekend."

A number of black players - including Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand his brother Anton, who plays for QPR - joined Roberts in refusing to wear the Kick It Out T-shirts last weekend, prompting the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) to issue a six-point action plan to deal with racism.

Roberts, 34, added: "I believe in the PFA and in what it can do and believe they have the power to change things.

"Discussions are ongoing to improve the equalities department within the PFA."

Kick It Out's annual awareness drive started on 18 October and runs until 29 October, with players traditionally wearing T-shirts as a show of support for the campaign group and its message.

Roberts insists his actions are not a personal attack on the organisation itself.

"I am not here to criticise Kick It Out," he insisted. "If it was a T-shirt from another organisation trying to give that message, then I would not have worn it.

"It was not a specific attack on Kick It Out, although I do recognise they have to do better. I've worked with Kick It Out, I've worked with the union and we all have to do better, this whole situation has come about because people want us to do better."

The boycott has prompted a leading human rights barrister to claim talks have begun about the formation of a separate black footballers' association.

Former England skipper Terry was banned for four games and fined £220,000 for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand during a Premier Legue game at Loftus Road in October 2011.

Theo van Seggelen, the general-secretary of FIFPro - the global union for professional footballers which represents more than 50,000 players - told BBC Sport he believes Terry deserves a chance at redemption.

"What he has done is unacceptable but I think you have to give him a second chance," said Van Seggelen.

"Give him a second chance but that is also the last chance. He can no longer say that he is not aware of it.

"It may be not the right timing but his career goes on and I should advise him to think about how he could do more in the fight against racism."