Until FIFA and other bodies overseeing football take the issue of racism seriously with a huge fine the issue will never stop.
Say a life time ban, or a 5-10 year ban to anyone found guilty of making a racist remark to another, this cancer will continue to rock the footballing world and sports at large.
The latest incident involved Nigeria’s Mikel Obi and Turkey’s Emre Belözoğlu in Trabzonspor’s 2-1 home win against Fenerbache in the Tukish Super lig.
Sadly, this is not Emre Belözoğlu’s second time the former Newcastle player had been involved in many racism cases in the past, and these are well documented.
In 2006 while playing for Newcastle he made a racist remark towards Everton trio of Tim Howard, Joelon Lescott and Joseph Yobo calling them “f..cking negro.”
In March 2007, he also made a racist remark towards Watford’s Alhassan Bangura.
In April 2012, he called Ivory Coast legend Dider Zokora “f..cking neg..” in a game between Fenerbache and Trabzonpor.
On Saturday, he made the same racist remarks towards John Obi Mikel who was visibly angry, all that the 39-year-old midfielder got was a yellow card.
A huge fine must be metted to offenders to stop this Barbaric act.