Louis Saha fears racism will again be witnessed when Manchester United to Rome on Wednesday.
United, who have already qualified from their UEFA Champions League group, meet Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.
Italian football is still struggling with crowd misbehaviour and racism is still prevalent at many grounds.
"You will see it on Wednesday, I think," said Saha speaking at an anti-racism and bullying conference organised by the club's own foundation.
"We are travelling to Italy, and in those kind of places it seems like they are used to it. They don't fight it like we have done in England.
"They are starting to recognise it and think about it, but not very strongly - whereas England is a good example of where it has been tackled.
"In football I've had many things thrown at me - but I've always been a very calm person. I try to keep everything inside."