The power of the voice of the people is incredible.
Sometimes I ask myself why do people still see
I am a Chelsea fan and that will never change, but the comments made towards Sterling at the weekend by those fans are never acceptable. I understand that as a fan you are passionate and want your team to win, and the heat of the moment can be intense, but isn’t the person you’re shouting abuse at the same player that scores for your country, and makes you jump up and down in celebration as you feel unified with your nation.
Will you be the guy that will say “I cannot be racist, I have a black
Come on now, this has to stop.
I have come across racism many times in Holland and I think it can be easy to relate to wherever you are in the world. I remember when I would be playing well and read in the paper ‘Dutch Player Mario Melchiot…’ and then when I played bad they would say ‘the Dutch player with a Suriname background…’
At Ajax and in the national team we had to talk to even the ones that would write bad things, just to get a headline for the people in the streets to talk about. There is a similar thing happening now with the likes of Raheem Sterling and other black players in the UK press.
A child’s skin