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Newspaper apologize profusely to Ansu Fati for Rasist Comment


Journalist had written Black player moved like a ‘gazelle’ or a ‘very young black street vendor running from police’.

Spain’s Ansu Fati during a UEFA Nations League football match between Spain and Switzerland in Madrid, Spain.

Barcelona player Ansu Fati has received a statement of “regret” from a Spanish journalist who compared his moves on the pitch with an animal and illegal street vendor fleeing police.

ABC journalist Salvador Sostres wrote of Barcelona’s win over Ferencvaros on Tuesday that “Ansu when running has something of a gazelle, or a very young, black street vendor running” away from police.

Team-mate Antoine Griezmann was one of many readers who denounced the description by Sostres in a message on Twitter: “Ansu is an exceptional young man who deserves the same respect as any human being. No to racism and no to bad manners.”


ABC published a statement of regret by Sostres on Thursday.

“My intention was to praise the beauty of Ansu’s movement and his talent as a very young player,” Sostres wrote.

“Some expressions were understood as racist insults. Nothing was further from my intention, nor the very favourable opinion of the player that I have expressed in all the match reports I have written since his debut. I deeply lament the misunderstanding and I ask forgiveness if anyone has felt offended.”

Fati, who is Black, was born in Guinea Bissau and immigrated with his family to Spain when he was six years old. Now 17, he is one of Barcelona’s most promising players.

Barcelona says it was planning to sue the newspaper and journalist, but after Sostres’s apology, it is reconsidering what course to take.

In the first six weeks after football restarted in the United Kingdom after the coronavirus halted games, more than 40 percent of Black players were racially abused on social media, the Professional Footballers’ Association Charity said – prompting Man City’s Raheem Sterling to call for action.


Trump disagree with racism against blacks, says more white being killed


US president downplays police violence against Black people during TV interview, defends police departments.

President Donald Trump has downplayed police violence against Black people in the United States, saying “more white people” are killed by police officers.

During an interview that aired on Tuesday, the Republican president was asked why Black people were still dying at the hands of law enforcement.

“And so are white people, so are white people. What a terrible question to ask. So are white people. More white people, by the way. More white people,” Trump responded.

According to a Washington Post analysis updated on Monday, nearly half of the people killed by police are white, while 23 percent are Black. But Black Americans, who account for only 13 percent of the population, are shot at a disproportionate rate compared with white Americans, who make up 60 percent of the population, according to the analysis.


The May 25 killing of 46-year-old George Floyd, a Black American man, while in police custody in Minneapolis sparked protests across the US under the banner of the Black Lives Matter movement and led to an increased focus on police violence against Black people.

Responding to Trump’s remarks, American Civil Liberties Union’s Jeffery Robinson said in a statement that his comments were racist.

Robinson said Trump’s answer “not only ignores the fact that per capita Black and Brown people are disproportionately killed by police, it provides the foundation for the dangerous and unconstitutional police practices that result in the deaths of Black people with regularity”.

“Trump’s racism is so absolute that he continues to refuse to give even a tacit acknowledgment to the epidemic of police violence against Black people in America,” he said, accusing him of “using the violence and suffering perpetrated against Black communities as a white-supremacist dog whistle ahead of the coming election”.


Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump defended police departments, saying they “do an incredible job”, adding: “You can have a rogue, terrible cop, on occasion like you do in any industry, any business, in any profession.”

Already accused of not taking a clear stance against systematic racism and police brutality, Trump has escalated his rhetoric against the Black Lives Matter movement in recent weeks, focusing his comments on violence that breaks out occasionally on the fringes of peaceful demonstrations.

Trump has in recent weeks escalated his rhetoric against the Black Lives Matter movement [Jonathan Ernst/Reuters]

The recent nationwide protests have added prominence to a long-running debate about the flying of the Confederate flag in parts of the country and whether statues honouring Confederate leaders during the US Civil War should be removed from public view.

Asked by CBS if the flag should be “taken down,” Trump responded: “I know people that like the Confederate flag, and they’re not thinking about slavery.”


He added: “Very simple. Like it, don’t like it, it’s freedom of speech.”

THE BOTTOM LINE | The difference between ‘not racist’ and ‘anti-racist’ (23:58)

In another interview with the conservative Townhall Media network, Trump defended a white couple captured in a widely shared video as they stood brandishing guns in front of their home in the city of St Louis during a protest against racial injustice.

Trump claimed Mark and Patricia McCloskey “were going to be beat up badly, if they were lucky” and said their house would have been “totally ransacked and probably burned down” had they not done that.

“And now I understand somebody local, they want to prosecute these people. It’s a disgrace,” he said.


United Nations to probe U.S over Racism against ‘Blacks’


The United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday slammed Iran for reportedly executing two juvenile offenders in four days and urged Tehran to call an immediate halt to such killings.

The U.N.’s top human rights body agreed unanimously Friday to commission a U.N. report on systemic racism and discrimination against black people while stopping short of ordering a more intensive investigation singling out the United States after the death of George Floyd sparked worldwide demonstrations.

The Human Rights Council approved a consensus resolution following days of grappling over language after African nations backed away from their initial push for a commission of inquiry, the council’s most intrusive form of scrutiny, focusing more on the U.S.

Instead, the resolution calls for a simple and more generic report to be written by the U.N. human rights chief’s office and outside experts. The aim is “to contribute to accountability and redress for victims” in the U.S. and beyond, the resolution states.


Advocacy group Human Rights Watch said the measure fell far short of the level of scrutiny sought by hundreds of civil society organizations, but nonetheless set the stage for an unprecedented look at racism and police violence in the United States — over the efforts of U.S. officials to avoid the council’s attention — and showed even the most powerful countries could be held to account.

Iran and Palestine signed on among the co-sponsors for the resolution condemning “the continuing racially discriminatory and violent practices” by law enforcement against Africans and people of African descent “in particular which led to the death of George Floyd on 25 May 2020 in Minnesota,” it says. Any state can sign on as a resolution co-sponsor at the council.

The approved text asks U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to examine governments’ responses to peaceful anti-racism protests and to report back to the council in June next year. It asked her to also include updates on police brutality against Africans and people of African descent in her regular updates to the council between now and then.

The African countries that brought the issue to the Human Rights Council measure insisted upon the urgency of the moment, citing an exceptional chance to train a spotlight on decades of racial discrimination in the United States.



Anti-Racism: Police clashes with French Protesters


Police clashed with demonstrators in Paris and Lyon Saturday, firing tear gas and water cannons as thousands turned out across France for the latest wave of protests against racism and police violence.

Officers prevented protesters trying to launch a march through the streets of the capital, at the end of a three-hour rally. They fired tear gas after some demonstrators pelted them with projectiles.


This was the latest in a series of French demonstrations following the death last month of black American George Floyd at the hands of police officers in the United States.

But the protesters were also highlighting what critics say is the problem of racism and violence in the French police.


Several thousand people congregated at the Place de la Republique in Paris, answering a call from a pressure group seeking justice in the case of Adama Traore, a young black man who died in police custody in 2016.

Traore’s sister Assa Traore called on those attending the rally to “denounce the denial of justice, denounce social, racial, police violence”, renewing a call for an investigation into her brother’s death.


“The death of George Floyd — this African-American killed on May 25 in Minneapolis by a white policeman — is a direct echo of my brother’s death. It’s the same thing in France, our brothers are dying,” she said.

Clashes in Lyon
One demonstrator, 19-year-old Djibril Sacko expressed his frustration.


“I came to demonstrate for justice (and) we have been gassed several times then they surrounded us and things got out of hand given we couldn’t leave,” he said.

One demonstrator, 27-year-old student Elisa, said she did not routinely favour an “anti-cop discourse” but added it was “clear there is a problem of racism and fear of the police today”.


In the southeast city of Lyon, police used water cannons and tear gas at the end of a demonstration attended by about 2,000 people.

In the Mediterranean city of Marseille, police said 2,200 people demonstrated. Organisers of the rally put the figure at between 4,000-5,000.


Other rallies took place in cities from Montpellier in the south to Nantes and Bordeaux in the west.

Amnesty appeal
The rallies came at the end of week when France’s police watchdog said it had received almost 1,500 complaints against officers last year — half of them for alleged violence.


French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday noted the need not to “lose the youth”, as feelings run ever higher in the wake of the Floyd killing.

On Wednesday he described racism as “an illness which touches all society”.


Interior Minister Christophe Castaner has promised “zero tolerance” of racism in law enforcement, saying it is clear some officers “have failed in their Republican duty”.

He cited several instances of racist and discriminatory remarks that have recently come to light.


Amnesty International meanwhile appealed for “a systemic reform of police practices” in France. “The seriousness of the situation requires a global response from the authorities,” the group said in a statement.

Government spokesman Sibeth Ndiaye suggested in an interview with Saturday’s Le Monde that there should be “constructive debate” regarding race, with efforts redoubled against racial discriminations”.


Saturday’s demonstrations followed two days of protests by police officers themselves, angry at the accusations being laid against them, and what they say is a lack of government support.

Frederic Lagache of the police union Alliance said he hoped Macron would receive a delegation, as many officers felt their “honour had been injured” over the widespread criticism of the force.



#BlackLivesMatter: ‘The Flash’ Actor in regret over racist tweet.


The Flash actor, Hartley Sawyer who has played Ralph Dibny a.k.a. Elongated Man on the series for the past three seasons, has been fired from the CW series after his tweets containing misogynist and racist references surfaced a few days ago.

Though Sawyer’s Twitter account has been deleted, his old tweets however began to circulate at the end of May. In one of the tweets from 2012, the actor wrote;

“The only thing keeping me from doing mildly racist tweets is the knowledge that Al Sharpton would never stop complaining about me.”


He also wrote in another tweet;

“Enjoyed a secret boob viewing at an audition today.

Sawyer also shared tweets which referred to assaulting women and one read “Date rape myself so I don’t have to masturbate.”

See more of his tweets below;

Following the outrage Sawyer’s tweets incited, CW and the series producers Warner Bros Television and Berlanti Productions have confirmed his sack in a statement released on Monday June 8.


It read;

“Hartley Sawyer will not be returning for Season 7 of The Flash. In regards to Mr. Sawyer’s posts on social media, we do not tolerate derogatory remarks that target any race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation. Such remarks are antithetical to our values and polices, which strive and evolve to promote a safe, inclusive and productive environment for our workforce.”

The Flash executive producer, Eric Wallace also shared his thought on the firing of Sawyer from the long-running Arrowverse series.


Referring to Sawyer’s social media posts, he wrote;

“They broke my heart and made me mad as hell, and they’re indicative of the larger problem in our country. Because at present, our country still accepts and protects the continual harassment — unconscious or otherwise — terrorizing and brutalizing of Black and Brown people – which is far too often fatal. That’s why our country is standing up once again and shouting “ENOUGH” to bring about active change”

Sawyer has issued an apology in which he said he is incredibly sorry, ashamed and disappointed in himself for his ignorance back then.


He wrote on Instagram

My words, irrelevant of being meant with an intent of humor, were hurtful, and unacceptable. I am ashamed I was capable of these really horrible attempts to get attention at that time. I regret them deeply.
This was not acceptable behavior. These were words I threw out at the time with no thought or recognition of the harm my words could do, and now have done today.

I am incredibly sorry, ashamed and disappointed in myself for my ignorance back then. I want to be very clear: this is not reflective of what I think or who I am now.
Years ago, thanks to friends and experiences who helped me to open my eyes, I began my journey into becoming a more responsible adult – in terms of what I say, what I do, and beyond. I’ve largely kept that journey private, and this is another way that I have let so many down. I still have more work to do.
But how I define myself now does not take away the impact of my words, or my responsibility for them.



George Floyd’s Death: Protest across Europe continues.


Thousands attend anti-racism demonstrations in London and Australia as protests continue in several US cities.

Protests and demonstrations are held across the United States and the world on Saturday, calling for an end to racism and police brutality in one of the largest mobilisations since the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25.

Hundreds of mourners gathered in North Carolina on Saturday for a memorial service for Floyd.

Several jurisdictions have been altering their use-of-force policies. California’s governor ordered state police to stop teaching a controversial neck restraint, Minneapolis officials banned police choke and strangleholds, Seattle’s mayor banned police from using tear gas in protests, and a federal judge in Denver limited police use of tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters.

The UK health minister said anti-racism protests attended by thousands of people in London and other major British cities increase the risk of spreading COVID-19.



Anthony Joshua lead wrestle against ‘Racism’


World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua told a Black Lives Matter march on Saturday that protesters were the “vaccine” to the “virus” of racism.

“The virus I am referring to is called racism,” he said, comparing its effects to the damage done by COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the British boxer asked: “How long are we going to allow racism to spread through our communities?”


Worldwide protests under the banner of Black Lives Matter took place Saturday in response to the death of George Floyd, a black American man who died in Minneapolis last month while being arrested by police officers.

“You are the vaccine, I am the vaccine,” the 30-year-old Joshua told a rally in his home town of Watford.


“Killing a person outright is unforgivable, but stripping them of their human rights, oppressing them, mocking them, insulting them, placing glass ceilings above them… is just a slower way of killing them and taking the life out of their soul.”

Joshua was on crutches at times on Saturday and was also seen wearing a knee brace, but a spokesperson insisted that was just a “precautionary measure”.


Joshua, the reigning WBA, IBF and WBO title-holder, felt a “slight twinge” in his left knee in a training session earlier this week.

But his camp insisted there was no cause for alarm.

“Anthony felt a slight twinge in his knee whilst training,” the spokesperson said.


“The brace is a precautionary measure on the advice of physios. It will be further checked by his doctors but there is no immediate concern.”

Joshua was due to defend his belts against Kubrat Pulev at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20 only for the bout to be postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.



George Floyd’s Death: We Are With You – African Writers to U.S Protesters.

Dozens of writers from across Africa and the diaspora have co-signed a letter of support for the Black Lives Matter movement in the face of growing protests in the United States following the latest death of an unarmed Black man, George Floyd, at the hands of white police officers.

Read the text below:

As African writers without borders who are connected beyond geography with those who live in the United States of America and other parts of the African diaspora, we state that we condemn the acts of violence on Black people in the United States of America.

We note in dismay that what Malcolm X said in Ghana in 1964 that “for the twenty million of us in America who are of African descent, it’s not an American dream; it’s an American nightmare” remains true for 37 million in 2020.


We condemn the murders of:

George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, Amadou Diallo, Ahmaud Arbery, Aiyana Mo’Nay Stanly-Jones, Tony McDade, Pamela Turner, Matthew Ajibade, Rekia Boyd, Eric Garner, John Crawford III, Michael Brown, Shelly Frey, Ezelll Ford, Dante Parker, Michelle Casseaux, Yvette Smith, Darnesha Harris, Laquan Mcdonald, Atatiana Jefferson, George Mann, Tanisha Anderson, Akai Gurley, Tamir Rice, Rumain Brisbon, Jerame Reid, Frank Smart, Natasha Mckenna, Tony Robinson, Anthony Hill, William Chapman II, Alberta Spruill, Walter Scott, Shantell Davis, Eric Harris, Philip White, Mya Hall, Alexia Christian, Brendon Glenn, Victor Manuel Larosa, Jonathan Sanders, Salvado Ellswood, Joseph Mann, Freddie Blue, Albert Joseph Davis, Darrius Stewart, Billy Ray Davis, Samuel Dubose, Troy Robinson, Christian Taylor, Sean Bell, Brian Keith Day, Michael Sabbie, Asshams Pharoah Manley, Felix Kumi, Keith Harrison McLeod, Junior Prosper, Anthony Ashford, Dominic Hutchinson, Paterson Brown, Lamontez Jones, Bettie Jones, Alonzo Smith, Tyree Crawford India Kager, Janet Wilson, Sylville Smith, Benni Lee Tignor, Yvonne Smallwood, Kayla Moore and all other names, known and unknown, that represent human beings who are our kin.


Our blood.

We support the protests in the United States and across the world as our people demand justice for any and all racial killings whether by police or civilians. We are aware that these are not quiet protests. We do not expect it and neither should the United States of America. The killings were not done quietly. The police brutality and state sanctioned murders were done loudly with no fear of consequences from those who perpetrated them.


We acknowledge the African Union’s condemnation of the United States government’s continual terrorism towards African-Americans. We believe that the African Union can and should do better.

We ask that African governments recognise our alliance and connections with our brothers and sisters across borders, from America to Brazil and through the rest of the diaspora. That they offer those who choose it: refuge, homes and citizenship in the name of pan-Africanism.


We demand that the American legal institutions independently investigate every police killing as well as investigate any complaint against police violence.

We demand that any accused be suspended without pay until a fair trial clears them of charges. In essence, we are asking the United States of America to be brave enough to adhere to its own bill of rights so that it can be the land of the free for ALL Americans regardless of colour, creed or sexual orientation.


We assert that Black Lives Matter. As writers, we raise our fists in solidarity with those who refuse to be silenced. To our brothers and sisters in the United States, we stand with you.

We ask all decent human beings to join us in being our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers. As they protest in the United States, please give whatever donations you can to #BlackLivesMatter.


Have signed:

  1. Chris Abani
  2. Kelvin Nonvignon Adantchede
  3. Ali J Ahmed
  4. Abdilatif Abdalla
  5. Yasmin Abdel-Magied
  6. Leila Aboulela
  7. Leye Adenle
  8. Bisi Adjapon
  9. Jose Eduardo Agualusa
  10. Ali J Ahmed
  11. Julio de Almeida
  12. Ayesha Harruna Attah
  13. Sefi Atta
  14. Meti Birabiro
  15. Tanella Boni
  16. Nana Brew-Hammond
  17. Noviolet Bulawayo
  18. Shadreck Chikoti
  19. Nana Awere Damoah
  20. Tolu Daniel
  21. Ibrahim El Khalil Diallo
  22. Boubacar Boris Diop
  23. Raoul Djimeli
  24. Edwige Dro
  25. Ainehi Edoro-Glines
  26. Chike Frankie Edozien
  27. Filinto Elisio
  28. Kalaf Epalanga
  29. Amir Tag Elsir
  30. Mona Eltahawy
  31. Ubah Cristina Ali Farah
  32. Virgilia Ferrao
  33. Aminatta Forna
  34. Chimeka Garricks
  35. Kadija George
  36. Laurence Gnaro
  37. Hawa Jande Golakai
  38. Isatou Alwar Graham
  39. Francisco Guita Jr
  40. Helon Habila
  41. Osman Ahmed Hassan
  42. Suad Sadig Hassan
  43. Pede Hollist
  44. Abdelmoumin Ibrahim
  45. Abubakar Adam Ibrahim
  46. Tsitsi Ella Jaji
  47. Nozizwe Cynthia Jele
  48. Mamle Kabu
  49. Mubanga Kalimamukwento
  50. Tamanda Kanjaye
  51. Precious Colette Kemigisha
  52. Grada Kilomba
  53. Moses Kilolo
  54. David Lukudu
  55. Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse
  56. Angela Makholwa
  57. Nick Makoha
  58. Jennifer Makumbi
  59. Napo Masheane
  60. Mohale Mashigo
  61. Makanaka Mavengere
  62. Eusebius Mckaiser
  63. Jose Luis Mendonca
  64. Maaza Mengiste
  65. Thando Mgqolozana
  66. Niq Mhlongo
  67. Amna Mirghani
  68. Nadifa Mohamed
  69. Natalia Molebatsi
  70. Yara Monteiro
  71. Merdi Mukore
  72. Marie-Louise Mumbu
  73. Richard Ali Mutu
  74. Kevin Mwachiro
  75. Remy Ngamije
  76. Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu
  77. Mukoma wa Ngugi
  78. Nducu Wa Ngugi
  79. Natasha Omokhodion-Banda
  80. Ondjaki
  81. Troy Onyango
  82. Tochi Onyebuchi
  83. Chinelo Okparanta
  84. Gabriel Adil Osman
  85. Ladan Osman
  86. Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
  87. Nii Ayikwei Parkes
  88. Abreu Paxe
  89. Mbate Pedro
  90. Pepetela
  91. Yovanka Paquete Perdigao
  92. Hannah Azieb Pool
  93. Jorge Querido
  94. Sanaa Abu Qussasa
  95. Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin
  96. Mohamedou Ould Salahi
  97. Hassan Ghedi Santur
  98. Malebo Sephodi
  99. Lemya Shammat
  100. Lola Shoneyin
  101. Lemn Sissay
  102. Kola Tubosun
  103. Chika Unigwe
  104. Abdourahman Waberi
  105. Zukiswa Wanner



African ambassadors complain of racism, discrimination in China.

African ambassadors in China have written to the Chinese foreign minister to express their concerns over the discrimination against Africans, especially in Guangzhou.

Several African countries have separately also demanded that China address their concerns that Africans are being mistreated and harassed.

China, having succeeded in curbing the spread of Coronavirus, has tightened border controls, all in a bid to prevent imported cases of Coronavirus.

However, they have gone about this in a way that has elicited outrage from Africans.

Africans in Guangzhou have reportedly been ejected from their apartments by their landlords. They have also been subjected to Coronavirus test several times without being given results and being shunned and discriminated against in public.

Videos shared online show Africans stranded, with some forced to sleep on the streets, after being ejected from their hotels and apartments.

The ambassadors’ note highlighted a number of reported incidents, including that Africans were being ejected from hotels in the middle of the night, the seizure of passports, and threats of visa revocation, arrest or deportation.

The ambassadors’ note said such “stigmatisation and discrimination” created the false impression that the virus was being spread by Africans.

“The Group of African Ambassadors in Beijing immediately demands the cessation of forceful testing, quarantine and other inhuman treatments meted out to Africans,” it said.

The note was sent to State Councilor Wang Yi, the Chinese government’s top diplomat, copying the chair of the African Union, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and all African foreign ministers.

China has denied any discrimination.

“The Guangdong authorities attach great importance to some African countries’ concerns and are working promptly to improve their working method,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said in a statement published Sunday, referring to the province in which Guangzhou is located.

“African friends can count on getting fair, just, cordial and friendly reception in China,” he said, adding the foreign ministry will stay in close communication with Guangdong authorities and address the “African side’s reasonable concerns and legitimate appeals”.

Zhao’s statement did not reference the ambassadors’ note to Wang and did not mention the allegations of discrimination against Africans in the city.

Foreign affairs official Liu Baochun told a news conference separately on Sunday, April 12, that Guangzhou is enforcing anti-virus measures on anyone who enters the city from across the national border, regardless of nationality, race or gender.

On Saturday, Ghana’s foreign minister of affairs Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey said she had summoned the Chinese ambassador to express her disappointment and demand action.

Kenya’s foreign ministry has also “officially expressed concern”, adding the government is working with Chinese authorities to address the matter.

On Friday, Nigerian legislator Akinola Alabi tweeted a video of a meeting between the leader of Nigeria’s lower house of parliament, Femi Gbajabiamila, and Chinese Ambassador Zhou Pingjian. During the meeting, Gbajabiamila demanded an explanation from the diplomat after showing Zhou a video of a Nigerians complaining about mistreatment in China.

The Chinese embassy in Zimbabwe on Saturday dismissed the accusation that Africans were being deliberately targeted.

“It is harmful to sensationalize isolated incidents,” it said in a tweeted statement. “China treats all individuals in the country, Chinese and foreign alike, as equals.”


{Photos} Black ‘Moussa Marega’ fights back at racism from Guimaraes

...says Go fuck yourselves

…he was shown yellow card

The Primeira Liga game between Porto vs Vitoria Guimaraes was marred by yet another show of racism in football as Malian striker, Moussa Marega was racially abused by Vitoria SC fans after he scored his side’s winner on Sunday.

When the 28-year-old striker scored in the 60th minute, he celebrated his goal by pointing to the colour of the skin on his forearm, which prompted monkey noises and chairs to be thrown from the stands.

Marega even celebrated with one of the discarded plastic seats but then made his way to the side of the pitch, with his thumbs down and seemingly booing the home supporters.

He was shown a yellow card for the reaction and after the abuse continued he attempted to angrily leave the pitch, but was restrained by his teammates and opposition players, including Porto coach Sergio Conceicao.

The Malian striker who spent a season on loan at Vitoria in 2016-17 was later substituted in the 72nd minute and replaced with Wilson Manafa.

After the final whistle, Marega took to Instagram to blast the racist supporters: ‘I’d like to tell those idiots that came to the stadium to shout racist abuse… go f*** yourself.

‘I also want to congratulate the referee for not protecting me and showing me a yellow card because I’m defending my skin colour.

‘I hope I never meet him again on a football pitch!! YOU’RE A DISGRACE!!!’

His coach, Conceicao also spoke about the incident while speaking in his post-match interview.

He told reporters: “We are completely indignant,”

“They insulted Marega since the warm-up. We are all a family here, regardless of our nationality, skin colour, height or the colour of our hair and we all deserve respect. What happened here is outrageous.

“I know the fans here are very passionate about their club and many fans are not represented by some of the people who were in the crowd today.”


Top Italian newspaper refused to apologize for racist tag.

…who do you think they are referring to?

…Black Friday

…corriere dello sport

Top Italian Newspaper Corriere dello Sport has refused to apologise for their ‘Black Friday’ front page cover of former Manchester United players Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling, who now play for Inter Milan and Roma respectively….

The newspaper’s Thursday morning ‘black friday’ headline with photos of both players, were used as preview ahead of Friday night’s match between the player’s two clubs at the San Siro.

Italian newspaper refuse to apologise for its

But the headline was met with outrage from fans and readers who allege the magazine producers are racist by singling the players out based on the colour of their skin.

But the editors of the newspaper have refused to apologize and claim the ‘innocent title’ has been ‘transformed into poison by those with poison inside’

In response Corriere editor Ivan Zazzaroni posted a statement on his paper’s website, claiming the paper’s intention was to celebrate the ‘magnificent wealth of diversity’ in football.

Zazzaroni wrote: ‘”Black Friday”, for those who want to understand it and can understand it, was only praising diversity, taking pride in diversity, the magnificent wealth of diversity. If you don’t understand it, it’s because you can’t do that.

‘It’s an innocent article, perfectly argued by (journalist) Roberto Perrone, that has been made poisonous by those who have poison inside them.’

What do you think about the headline? Is it racist?