Some time ago, the world of football was stirred by racist treatment received by the young Juventus players, Moise Kean, in the match against Cagliari. At that time, Kean reportedly got racist treatment every time this 19-year-old attacker held the ball. Because of that, when Juventus scored the second goal on 85 minutes, Kean celebrated right in front of the Cagliari supporters’ hardline.
The racist issue in Italy has never ended. In mid-January 2019, Napoli’s defender, Kalidou Koulibaly also received a racist song when he visited Inter Milan’s headquarters. For such behavior of the supporters, La Beneamata had to undergo two Italian League home matches without being accompanied by spectators.
Racist problems seem to be ingrained in the world of football. Manchester City’s manager Kyle Walker even said that racism was everywhere.
“You can put up a banner, you can also wear a shirt that says anti-racism. However, these problems are not only in the world of football. Racism is everywhere. “
It seems like what Kyle Walker said is correct. This problem has spread to all corners of the earth. Racism is still a chronic disease in human life, including in football. Various racial treatments were often showed and several players became the victims such as Patrice Evra, Suley Muntari, Dani Alves, Mario Balotelli, and Raheem Sterling.
Chelsea’s young manager, Callum Hudson-Odoi, became one of the victim of the shameful act from unscrupulous supporters. While having a match with the English National Team, Odoi and several other English players were harassed by Montenegro fans. On several occasions, Montenegro’s fans mimicked the sound of monkeys, especially when Raheem Sterling scored England’s fifth goal and also when Danny Rose got a yellow card during the match.
Getting annoyed, Odoi said,
“Discrimination should not happen anywhere. We are all equal, playing fairly. However, when you hear such things from fans, it’s not acceptable. Hopefully UEFA can put an act,”
“Danny Rose and I heard that. They shouted like monkeys. We had to keep our heads up and be mentally strong. Hopefully Rose is fine. We have discussed this. He has a strong mentality. Let’s wait for the further steps from UEFA. “
But it seems that racist treatment is a serious thing for Danny Rose. This Tottenham Hotspur’s defender wanted to end his football career immediately and claimed he was looking forward to his upcoming six-year retirement.
“I’ve had enough! Now it’s only about how I control myself, I’m just thinking, ‘I still have five or six years left in football and I can’t wait to end it.’ By looking at how efforts have been made to date. I want to get out of this situation. “
This proves how painful it is when someone gets racist treatment. In order to support the anti-racism movement, Manchester City’s star, Raheem Sterling continues to shout out the anti-racial discrimination movement. Recently, Sterling has even just received an award for being considered as strongly eradicating the problem.
In order to eradicate racism, FIFA also continues to campaign “kick racism out of football”. This indicates that racist acts deserve to be addressed as such a bad thing. Racism not only injures sportsmanship, more than that, racist attitudes are equally degrading to humanity. All forms of racism must be kicked out of football.