Maignan fights racism from Juventus followers


AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan has identified the dearth of “effective” measures to fight racism in soccer after he was subjected to racial abuse by Juventus followers on Sunday.

Maignan insists that historical past will solely be repeated if the drawback just isn’t dealt with correctly and urges individuals to make use of their “voice” to attempt for the needed change.

“On Sunday night at Allianz Stadium, Juventus supporters addressed me with racist screams and shouts. What do you want me to say? That racism is wrong and that these followers are stupid? It’s not about that, says the Frenchman in an Instagram post.

“I’m neither the primary nor the final participant to make this occur. As lengthy as these occasions are handled as “isolated incidents” and no complete motion is taken, historical past will recur over and another time.

“What are we doing to fight racism in football stadiums? Do you really think it is effective? I am in a club that strives to take the lead by opposing all forms of discrimination. But we must become more and unite in this struggle for society that goes beyond football.

Do those who decide in the proceedings know how it feels to hear insults and cries that move us to the animals? Do they know what it is doing for our families, for our loved ones who see it and who do not understand that it can still happen in 2021?

“I am not a ‘victim’ of racism. I’m Mike, standing, black and proud. As long as we can give our voice to change things, we will do it. ”

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