Racism is the dark and bad side of football. Some black players are subjected to racist chants that may end their careers. And in a previous statement by the former Arsenal and France star, Terry Henry, about racism, saying, “I very much hate racial discrimination, everything in it is bad, spitting when you go near the fans and hear racist words, and the entire stadium is saying that and you are supposed to stay calm.”
Perhaps the last manifestations of racism came at the hands of the Reims fans in the French league towards the Algerian player Youssef Belaili, player of the French club Brest, and the club announced the opening of an investigation after his player was subjected to racist abuse during the team’s match against Reims, last Sunday in the French League.
In the following report, we review the most prominent players who have been subjected to racism in stadiums before
- Inter make fun of Kalidio Koulibaly
Senegalese defender and Italian Napoli player Caldio Coulibaly was subjected to racist chants from Inter fans in the Italian League, and Ancelotti, the coach of Naples, threatened to withdraw because of the chants against his player, while Coulibaly expressed his pride in his color and received direct support from Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo.
- Bananas Dani Alves and Drogba
The Brazilian player and former Barcelona player, Daniel Alves, was subjected to racist chants from Villarreal fans in the Spanish league competitions in 2014, and the fans threw bananas at him during a corner kick, so he decided to eat these bananas mockingly after that by showing the benefits of eating bananas!
The historic top scorer of the Ivory Coast, Didiera Drogba, was also subjected to racist chants from the Fenerbahce fans when he was a player for the Galatasaray team during the two teams’ match.
- Paul Pogba in the face of racism
French player Bob Pogba was subjected to racist chants during his team Manchester United match against Wolverhampton after he missed a penalty kick, and the Red Club issued a statement condemning these violations, in which he said, “Everyone in Manchester United is disgusted by the racial violations that Paul Pogba was subjected to last night and we condemn them.” Strongly, the people who have expressed those opinions do not represent the values of our great club, the vast majority of our fans condemn this on social media too, Manchester United has zero tolerance for any form of racism or discrimination, we will work to take the strongest action available to us, as We support social media to take action in these cases.”
- Racism against Malcom in Russia
The Brazilian Malcom, who comes from the Spanish team Barcelona, was subjected to a racist attack by the fans of his new club, Zenit St. The brunette in the team will lead to a violent reaction.
- Lukaku silences Cagliari fans
Belgian star Romelu Lukaku was subjected to racist chants from Cagliari fans during the confrontation that brought them together, but these chants did not stop the Belek star, but prompted him to lead his team to victory with two clean goals, of which he scored the second goal from a penalty kick. Racist on the player, but it was to no avail.