KALLON … also victim of football racism
April 17, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.
Sierra Leone football legend Mohamed Kallon became the latest African player to have a say on racism in world football.
The former Inter Mila player, who is currently undergoing a coaching course in Italy, recently met hundreds of boys to launch a message against racial discrimination
The former AS Monaco forward said: “I played in Italy and I happened to suffer racist chanting. It is not a pleasant thing and I struggle even today to understand why. We are putting all our efforts to overcome this problem in football because everyone is entitled to play calmly.”
Earlier last month, ex-Chelsea and Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto’o said he wanted stricter punishments to combat racism.
The 34-year-old, who now plays for Sampdoria, told journalists at London’s Kensington Palace that: “We are here to fight against these issues and try to have harsher laws that are applied in a very tough way to fight against this abuse.”