Batshuayi, Balotelli, Pogba and Dembélé have all faced discrimination in recent weeks and so far, nobody has done anything about it.
I think it’s time for a player protest against racism. It’s not acceptable.
— Jordan Clarke (@FourFourJordan) March 29, 2018
“In some stadiums, people chanted ‘There are no black Italians’ at me, yet I am the proof that there are”, he said. “Even if I am Italian, born and raised in Italy, the law states I only became Italian once I reached the age of 18.
“The law is wrong, and that is perhaps why to this day some people see black as the colour of diversity, of inferiority, of an error in the middle of a team photograph.
“I think that if I had been white, I’d have had fewer problems. Perhaps I did cause some of my own problems and had the wrong attitude at times, but would I have been forgiven quicker? Absolutely yes.”
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Although many campaigns are battling for equality in the world of both sport and on a grander scale, racially-charged accusations are still at the forefront of many people’s agenda.
Sol Campbell, for example, in 2014, labelled the English Football Association “institutionally racist” in his autobiography while