Tue 13 April 2021 | 20:15

Thuram: ‘Fighting racism isn’t important for the world of football’

Former Juventus center-back Lilian Thuram claims football has done nothing in the fights against racism and is just trying to make more money.

French World Cup winner gave his opinion about racism in an interview with Sky Sport Italia and explained why the fights and campaigns against racism have not worked so far.

“When you say that you are ‘white’, your skin colour is not this,”

said Thuram, pointing to a piece of paper


“Because when we say white or black, that identity has a history behind it. Many times people talk about racism and want to change things, but they don’t want to listen to those who actually suffer the effects of racism.

“Historically, they blame the victim. That’s why we need to keep talking and calling out the incidents of racism.”

“Every time there’s an incident, they all say ‘never again’, but ultimately nothing changes. I’m 49 years old, what change have I seen in my lifetime?

“I think it’s because fighting racism isn’t important for the world of football. The most important thing for football is to give off a positive image and make money.”

source: SportMob

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