Episodes of racism They repeat themselves again and again on the football fieldsand although the attacks usually come from the stands, this time the alleged insult came directly from the green, from one player to another.
Specifically in the game between Italy and Portugal, with the Portuguese Youssef Chermiti as the sad protagonist. The player reported that an Italian soccer player, whose identity he did not want to reveal, called him “monkey” during the game.
“Very sad about what happened today. I know nothing will happen to the player who called me a monkey, but I just want to leave behind the frustration that my teammates and I are suffering right now. Players and fans continue to say whatever they want during games and the referees do nothing. Color, size or nationality doesn’t matter, we just want to play football. “Say no to racism,” wrote the young player, now on loan at Tottenham.
Racism and discrimination are unacceptable in football and in society.
We stand by your side, Youssef! pic.twitter.com/5qRYek3595
– Everton (@Everton) November 21, 2023
Both his parent club Sporting Lisbon and Tottenham have expressed their support for the striker on their social networks. We also condemn racism both in football and in society.
The episode occurred in the match between both U20 teams, corresponding to the U20 friendly games, which ended with a 2-1 in favor of the transalpine team. Faticanti and Hasa scored for the Azzurri, while Jorge Meireles scored the Portuguese goal.