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Webo already sensitive about racism as he explained to Marca in 2008

Wed 09 December 2020 | 12:05

Pierre Webo made quite a buzz on Tuesday after blaming the fourth referee of Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League face-off against Istanbul Basaksehir for saying racist words to him.

There was a warmed trade following the occurrence that prompted the two sides strolled off the field in full unanimity with Webo, making the game be deserted. It will be replayed tonight. 

Webo, a previous Cameroon international, represented Leganes, Osasuna, and Mallorca in

La Liga

for 11 years, and has already revolted against prejudice. In 2008, while at Mallorca, he clarified his contemplations regarding racism to Salvador Rodriguez Moya in remarks conveyed by Marca. 

“I received racist insults in the Spanish league, when it was fashionable to bother [black players],” he said. He defended his teammates, however, saying that he’s never had problems with them. “They call me black with great affection.

“Is Spain a racist country? There are customs, and if you don’t know about them when you arrive from abroad, you won’t understand them.

“People have treated me phenomenally in Palma and in Pamplona, but we [footballers] are privileged. Perhaps they respect me for my work. They see us differently, not like a bricklayer of colour. People who have an eight-hour job are the ones who really suffer.”

Just as his time in Spain, Webo played in Gambia, Uruguay, and Turkey, and has been a coaching assistant at

Basaksehir

since 2019. He additionally played for Cameroon from 2003 to 2014, with 58 caps and 19 goals.

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