ESPN did a clip about racism in European football for World Cup 2006. It’s full of information and worth a watch. I am posting this video, because I just heard the Croatian fans’ racist chants toward Balotelli.
If you can see in the video, racism in football is prevalent especially in Italy and Spain. Balotelli, being poor Ghanian immigrants’ child, got bunch of shit growing in Italy as a “black kid” who played football. Even when he was playing in Inter Milan, one of the best team in Italian league, he got racially abused everywhere.
Now, he is a part of the finest 23 football players in Italy, and he is there to represent his country. The opposition team starts monkey chants for him. Just imagine what he would have felt. Getting racially abused by international level.
UEFA fined Croatian Football Association. Okay. Cool. So what? What are you going to do with this player who is only 21 years-old and got racially abused by god-knows-how-many numbers of fans? I fucking hate it when one person blatantly says some racist shit to me.
It’s just not right. Let’s stop. Please.