It was an unbelievable but true story a true act of racism in Italy as a young white ball boy refused to stand in front of a black African player because “he thinks he is a monkey”.
The game which involved Torino and AS Roma featured Antonio Rudiger born of a German father and Sierra Leonean mother.
The little boy refused to stand in front of Rudiger because he felt he looked like a monkey as eye witnesses put it.
Italy is a country that has been known for various racist attacks especially on blacks.
Many Africans do not believe in racism because they do not live it and it is mainly because of this that the continent is exploited on a daily basis. The best way to combat racism is to denounce and educate the youngest.
It must have been difficult for Antonio to see himself treated as a monkey by a kid.Living this because of its skin color in football is unacceptable. This kid was badly educated by his family.
These behaviors of another age must be sanctioned with the utmost energy by the competent authorities of FIFA.
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