Racism is still alive and kicking. And of all places, it is thriving in sports. Last week, we have seen how a black baseball player was jeered in Boston.
After the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park on Monday night, Orioles All-Star Adam Jones said he endured a barrage of racist slurs and actions as he was manning his position in center field.
“A disrespectful fan threw a bag of peanuts at me,’’ he told USA Today, “I was called the N-word a handful of times tonight. Thanks. Pretty awesome.’’
Now we hear about how soccer player Muntari has been treated in Italy. It is simply shameful.
Muntari was booked for complaining to the referee about abuse he received from some Cagliari fans and received a second yellow card for leaving the pitch without permission.
A Serie A disciplinary committee upheld his punishment but said it could not punish the fans as only "approximately 10" were involved in the racist chants - not enough to trigger action under its own guidelines.
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