We were more than sorry to hear that some Newcastle fans were chanting Islamic chants, when Egyptian Mido was introduced into the game at The Riverside, on Saturday afternoon. It is disgusting and there’s no defending these stupid actions by a few Newcastle fans, who are bringing the club into disrepute.
Mido – has to put up with Islamic insults – and it’s a disgrace
And today, Mido, the Middlesbrough striker, has put blame at the feet of the FA for the anti-Islam chanting by some stupid Newcastle fans at the Riverside on Saturday.
This is the second time the Egypt international has been targeted by Newcastle fans in as many seasons, and it’s hardly helping the good name of Newcastle United, is it?
With English Football now very different than it was just 30 years ago, with all different Nationalities now playing in the best league in the world, FIFA has gone out of its way to stamp out racism in the game.
And it’s very disappointing, to say the least, that some of our fans have not heeded that message. It’s also impossible to defend the actions of those fans last Saturday. In fact we completely condemn it.
Mido said today:
“They kept chanting disgusting words, racist words about Islam and unfortunately, this is the second time that the same fans have done this,”
“It happened again because after the first time the English FA did nothing. I considered this as an invitation from the English FA to the Newcastle supporters to repeat such shameful acts.”
“I can assure you that nothing is going to happen this time again. The English FA said that they will be investigating the issue and will make use of the latest technology to stop such racist abuse of players but I feel that nothing will happen.”
“I am asking the English FA to take serious action to stop such things. These chants are not directed at me as a person but it is directed at Islam.”
We are usually very quick to defend Newcastle fans, but not this time, because this is completely unacceptable.
We live in a multi-racial world and the sooner people realize that we all have to live together, in as much harmony as possible, the better the world will be for it. We all need to practice restraint for other people’s views on various things, including religion.
Chanting racial slogans is just disgusting and has to be cut out.
That’s all we have to say on this matter, other than to add we fully applaud FIFA’s efforts to do just that.