Disturbing news today that Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse has been subjected to new racial insults on Facebook, from members of a group who call themselves the Newcastle English Defence League.
Papiss Cisse – subjected to racial abuse
It seems Papiss Cisse is getting the abuse because he has refused to wear the new Wonga.com logo on his Newcastle shirt, and what will now happen has not yet been worked out between Newcastle and the player.
Papiss has already been supported by the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) – and they have said that he has every right to do this based on his Muslim religious beliefs.
But racial abuse is never good, especially from a group who say they are for human rights – here is their web-site.
In April, Cisse was attacked on an extremist US website and the Daily Mail are reporting his girlfriend’s Twitter account was cloned and used to transmit racist material.
Northumbria Chief Superintendent Dianne Winship said the following:
“We have been made aware of abusive comments made on Facebook.” “Northumbria Police take all reports of abuse very seriously and inquiries are being conducted.”
This is not good news especially when it seems to be coming form the Newcastle branch of the English Defence League.
We support all races and creeds on this blog – and are proud to have Newcastle fans from all over the world as regular readers.
We particularly support the Show Racism The Red Card organization, where former Newcastle left-back Olivier Bernard does some good work for the organization.
This is not good news today, and whether our Newcastle players are red, white, black, brown, yellow (green, blue or purple) – we support them 100%.
Just in case you didn’t know where we stand on this issue.
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