Demba Ba has said he didn’t hear the racial abuse aimed at him by some Sunderland fans on Sunday, but he was made aware of it after the game in the dressing room, and Demba Ba – rightly – puts it down to there being some stupid people in this world.
Demba Ba in action on Sunday
Demba Ba has talked to the Daily mail today and as usual the Senegal striker comes across as a sensible lad.
This is what Ba had to say:
“I did not hear the abuse, but I was made aware of it after the match.” “People are stupid. You can’t ask the whole of the population to be intelligent. You need everything to make a world and you need some stupid people.”
“Something is right about the campaign but a t-shirt won’t change a lot of things unfortunately.” “I will wear it because it is just kick racism out of football and it is a good message but I don’t truly think that is going to change something.”
“It is difficult to know the solution, you have to go to the source and when I say the source I mean the grown men who do it, and it is going to be difficult to change them and their mentality.”
“What you can change is the the little boys going to school. We have to change the next generation and maybe the campaign helps to get that message out there.”
We are a little alarmed to see more racial prejudice creeping into the game of football, with poor Danny Rose receiving abuse last week in Serbia, when he was playing for the England U21 side.
Both UEFA and FIFA are going to have to crack down big time on this, and there’s no place in the modern world for racial abuse or prejudice, and it needs to be stamped out just as quickly as possible.
UEFA and FIFA need to show more leadership in this matter, as they’ve been far too quiet recently.
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