Sulley Muntari Wants FIFA To Do More On Racism

Sulley Muntari during his playing days for the Black Stars

Ghana international Sulley Ali Muntari has asked FIFA to put in more effort in fighting racism in football as they did in inventing VAR.

Across the world, protests have been launched against racism after a video of the killing of an African-American man, George Floyd, went viral. Players and clubs in various leagues have also staged subtle on-field protests.

The midfielder added his voice to the ongoing campaign by stressing that just as VAR was invented to correct the existing wrongs in football, something should also be done to tackle racism.

“For instance, they have invented VAR, which helps to take alternative views on decisions.

“So why don’t you put that same energy in tackling racism?” he asked.

It will be recalled that in 2017, a passionate Muntari walked off the pitch after he was shown a Yellow Card for complaining to the referee about racist chants from Cagliari fans. Recounting his experience, he advised that such a situation calls for unity.

“When it happened to me, I walked out. Whenever someone encounters such a thing, the person needs to walk out but we have to come together and fight it.”

The 35-year-old added that a “person’s colour does not matter because we are all human beings. If we are showing these kinds of things to the young generation then which kind of war are we putting before them. It will go on forever if we don’t change it.”

The former AC Milan and Inter Milan player has been without a club since leaving Spanish second division club Albacete last year.

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source: 3sports

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