I’m a very bitter person today after I had to read again about footballers being racially abused. Poor Mario and my Ivory Coast friend Yaya had to again be the victims of such brutality from some fans who don’t seem to appreciate the beauty of mankind and the dignity of the human race. On the backdrop of Luis Suarez and John Terry saga, this is the last thing expected from any quarters of the game as FIFA seek to have an end to the problem of RACISM that has crept strongly into the game in recent time.
I don’t want to go into detail and discuss what should be done to these people who abuse others based on their skin colour/origin. FIFA sure has mechanisms to stop this but they as well seem to have resigned to the untrue fact that RACISM can’t be wiped out of football. A simple handshake will not change this, MR BLATTER. Not by any means should you just go away scot free by shaking someone’s hand after belittling them. I understand emotions run high once in a while but someone’s skin, colour, origin is their pride and should not be underestimated by any means.
Football should be a tool meant to bring the world together, a tool meant to show the world we all can live together in peace and that no matter where we are from; we all speak one language, the language of the game. Until then, Lets have this in mind: RACE, RACES, BLACK,WHITE, BLUE, RED, are all just nouns used to describe things, but I will leave you with the wise words of Clive Barker ”Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we’re opened, we’re red”