Thursday, September 25, 2008
Racist bolt - with love from Croatia and New Mexico
Heskey, recipient of the monkey sound treatment from Croatia's football fans.
When one is beginning to get deluded that the world is getting better, a dark cloud appears and out comes a racist bolt. It would be fascinating to have a daily tracking of what I now call racist bolts, incessant attacks on black humanity.
A community, country or a public figure makes a racist statement or acts in a racist manner to remind the black species that they are lesser than the rest of humanity. It appears as if the more public outrage there is, the more charged the next bolt becomes. Most recently there are two bolts, one was from New Mexico GOP Hispanic leader Fernando C. de Baca, on why Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will do well in that state:
"The truth is that Hispanics came here as conquerors. African-Americans came here as slaves. Hispanics consider themselves above blacks. They won’t vote for a black president".
And following is the latest from Europe's cultured football fans.
My reaction, pure fascination. Most people actually think this way but not many will say it. You have to give those Hispanic bolters that.
And now to Europe;
GENEVA (AFP) - World football's ruling body FIFA on Thursday fined the Croatian Football Federation 30,000 Swiss francs after Croat fans racially abused England striker Emile Heskey during a World Cup qualifier.
FIFA warned that further infringements "would lead to more severe sanctions".
En route to an eventual 4-1 victory for England earlier this month, Heskey was taunted with monkey chants from a section of the Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb when he was booked for fouling Niko Kovac.
England's Football Association then took the case to FIFA.
It is not the first time Croatia's fans have been sanctioned for racist abuse.
Croatia had to pay a small fine during Euro 2008 for racist abuse from their fans during their game against Turkey.