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Thursday, June 28, 2018


The Senegalese squad for 2018 World Cup hit by racist tweet

The Senegalese squad for 2018 World Cup hit by racist tweet

There are racist philosophers and ideologists in every part of the world including football. Between 2016-17, 'Kick It Out,' football’s anti-discrimination campaign, received the highest reports of racism, sexism and other forms of abuse in football than any previous years.

During international sports or any big event that Africans participate, there are people that make racist comments against them because they love it and the motive behind such racist comments sometimes is to stir violence.

South African footballer Benni McCarthy says he had to overcome racist abuse while playing in Holland and Spain, but that fans in England would insult his mother, but not the colour of his skin.

Surprisingly, the few African teams in the 2018 World Cup weren't free from abusive racist comments.

On Twitter, Alan Sugar, a British businessman and reality television star made humiliating and disrespectful racist comments against the Senegalese team at the World taking place in Russia. 

According to Mr. Sugar, he sees the Senegalese football team as people selling sunglasses on beaches, but not world-class players that deserve praise for their success.

If one could trace the roots of racism, it’s very easy to find it that hate is associated with mostly white people against black people, yet it’s very hard for even 25% of white people to accept the fact that they are racist. 

It’s possible that racists in the United States of America account for 65%, while that of Europe accounts for 55%.

At the end of a football match, one team can emerge victoriously, therefore, if Senegal has defeated its Eastern European opponent 2-1, that shouldn’t create any racist comments against the African footballers. 

In another development, a BBC commentator describes Nigerian footballer, Ahmed Musa, as a ‘Gazelle,’ after scoring a goal. It’s completely wrong to compare a human being to an animal.

When Linford Christie, the famous Black-British athlete was running for the England athletics team, the British media made a fun of him.  Linford Christie took gold in the 100 meters at Olympics Games, Barcelona in 1992, at 32. 

In athletics history, he was the oldest person ever to win at that age, yet the British media never gave him the respect he deserves.

Because of his manhood which usually swells underneath his sports shorts, the British media gave an extra name as ‘Linford Christie’s chop box.’  Technology keeps changing our environment and thinking, yet racism still exists in football.

Racism is nothing more than brewing of hatred which often leads to bloodshed, therefore, people interested in racism must always think twice before speaking because when racial violence erupts it affects innocent people too.


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