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Brazil defeated Guinea 4-1 in a friendly at the RCDE stadium in Barcelona, Spain, at 4:30 a.m. ET on Aug. 18, wearing black jerseys in the first half and their traditional yellow home jerseys in the second half.
The reason for Brazil’s black jerseys is clear: the ‘Samba Legion’ wanted to send a message against racism. It’s to send a message against racism. The Brazilian national team was sending a message to the world after Brazilian ace Vinicius was recently the victim of a serious racist attack at a game for his team.메이저놀이터
Racism in soccer hasn”t gone away. The incident took place on March 22 during a match between Valencia and Real Madrid in the 35th round of the 2022-23 Spanish La Liga season at the Mestalla in Valencia, Spain.
The racial slurs were directed at Vinicius in the final minutes of the game. Valencia fans chanted “Mono” (monkey in Spanish) at Vinicius, and in the 27th minute of the second half, Vinicius was seen pointing to the stands in anger. He then got into a scuffle with a Valencia player, which led to his ejection.
Afterward, Vinicius posted a lengthy statement on social media in which he wrote: “Racism, not once, not twice, not a third time. Here in La Liga, racism is commonplace,” he raged.
Once again, the world of soccer, including his club Real, took up the cause of eradicating racism. In the 36th round match against Valencia, the day after the incident, all Real players took the field wearing Vinicius’ number 20 jersey. A placard in the stands read, “We are one with Vinicius.
The impact of the incident went far beyond soccer. At the G7 meeting in Japan, Brazilian President Lula said, “Racism must not take over the soccer field. I want FIFA to take action to eliminate racist behavior.” FIFA President Infantino immediately responded, “Racism has no place in football and in this world. My support goes out to Vinicius and all the players who have experienced racism.”
European soccer, including Spain, where this incident occurred, is home to players of many different nationalities. There are as many ethnicities as there are nationalities, and the issue of racism is still being debated. High-performing athletes of color, like Vinicius, are exposed to racism both on and off the field.
The movement to end racism in European soccer has been ongoing for some time. In May 2020, English Premier League (EPL) players joined the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement by kneeling before kickoff when the league resumed after a COVID-19 hiatus to honor George Floyd, a black man killed by white police brutality in the United States. Three months later, the EPL’s governing body even introduced an anti-racism patch, “No Room For Racism,” for the 2020-21 season.
While efforts to eradicate racism are ongoing, they are not without their flaws. Racism in soccer is largely limited to racist behavior directed at black players. Asian racism, which is just as prevalent as black racism, is often under-reported and unrecognized.
When Manchester United’s Park Ji-Sung became the first Korean to play in the EPL, local fans sang the “dog meat song” at the top of their lungs. While the chant is certainly well-meaning, the reference to dog meat is clearly racist.
It wasn’t just Park Ji-sung who was subjected to racism. It happened to Son Heung-min as well. Local fans would leave mocking comments like “eat dog meat” on his social media accounts when he was on a roll. Despite Son’s golden run as the EPL’s top scorer last season, racism hasn’t been eradicated. In March, some local supporters shouted “eat dog meat” at Son, and in May, Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler said “he’s doing martial arts” after watching Son defend against Tottenham and Liverpool. This is a racial slur used to generalize Asian people by comparing them to Chinese “kung fu. Also, during the Crystal Palace game, a spectator made the “eye gouging” gesture, a classic Asian slur, towards Son Heung-min. This is not the first time the “eye gouging” gesture has been used. In August of last year, a Chelsea fan made the eye gesture toward Son as he moved to take a corner kick during a match between Chelsea and Tottenham.
It’s not just in the EPL. While playing for Celtic in Scotland, Ki Sung-yueng was subjected to racial abuse when the crowd would make monkey noises when he caught the ball. Lee Kang-in, who plays for Mallorca in Spain, has also been subjected to “eye gouging” gestures on multiple occasions, and recently a video surfaced of Mallorca coach Javier Aguirre shouting “Que haces chino” (What are you doing, Chinese?) at Lee while he was training. In another training video released on the club’s official YouTube channel, the teammates called Lee “Chino” after he missed a shot. Chino is a word used in Latin America as a derogatory term for Asians. This racial slur is used as a joke to make people laugh without realizing its seriousness.
Calling Vinicius ‘Mono’ and calling Lee Kang ‘Chino’ are both racist remarks, but the former is treated as a serious matter, while the latter is used casually as a friendly joke. As for the difference in frequency, Lee Kang-in also got into a fight with a YouTuber two years ago over the