UEFA Investigates Croatian Fans After Banana Thrown on Field
European soccer’s governing body is looking into reports from match observers that Croatian supporters engaged in racist behavior in their team’s game yesterday with Italy.
Two monitors from UEFA-appointed Football Against Racism Europe have filed a report stating as many as 500 supporters in the Croatian section subjected Italy striker Mario Balotelli, who is of Ghanian descent, to monkey chants throughout the game in Poznan, Poland. A banana was also thrown onto the field.
“This was the worst incident inside a stadium during the tournament because of the scale of the numbers,” Piara Pawar, executive director of FARE, said in a telephone interview. The observers report also includes details of far-right banners displayed by Croatian fans.
The investigation is the latest into supporters during the 16-team tournament being co-hosted by Ukraine and Poland. UEFA has already fined the Russian and German federations for misbehavior by supporters.
“To their credit Italian fans sung Balotelli’s name to try and drown out the chants from Croatian fans,” Powar said. “It was fairly consistent throughout the game.”
Categories: racism, racism is white supremacy is racism, white supremacy
Tags: 9 areas of people activity, africa, African, African psychological revolution, anti-black, anti-blackness, black love is a revolutionary act, black men, Black people, black relationships, black women, c.o.w.s., context of white supremacy, counter-racism, Croatian language, Czech Republic, discrimination, genocide, global system of white supremacy, interracial genocide, Italy, Mario Balotelli, Nazi, neo-Nazi, Person of color, Poland, Poznań, Problem solving, psychological revolution, Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, racial slurs, racism, racist, replace white supremacy with justice, rwswj, Skype, Talk Radio Network, TalkShoe, the religion of white supremacy, UEFA, Ukraine, white supremacy, white terror domination, white terrorists, white-on-black crime, white-on-nonwhite crime