United States males’s nationwide soccer workforce defender Mark McKenzie shared the racist abuse he sees aimed toward him on his social media channels following the 3-2 win over Mexico within the CONCACAF Nations League last on Sunday.
McKenzie, who’s Black, shared a screenshot of the message on his Instagram story with a comment of his personal.
“The quantity of racial abuse and private assaults on myself and household from ‘supporters’ and ‘non-supporters’ simply ain’t it,” he mentioned.
McKenzie racially abused after USMNT win
The screenshot was of a touch upon one in all his Instagram photographs main into the match. It included the racial remarks made after the win.
McKenzie, 22, misplayed a ball and gave it away, leading to a aim for Mexico 63 seconds into the match. He was whistled for a handball within the 119th minute, however Ethan Horvath saved the penalty to guard the victory.
It was the identical recreation ahead Gio Reyna was hit within the head by a bottle thrown down onto the pitch. Followers in the identical part threw extra projectiles and a Mexican participant was additionally hit within the head. And it follows followers in NBA arenas throwing issues at gamers and being abusive towards their households within the playoffs the week prior.
Racism in soccer
Racist remarks from followers are a stain on the game and gamers are calling it out across the globe. In March, former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry mentioned he would go away social media till the platforms might correctly regulate racism and bullying on their website.
His announcement got here the week after a teenage midfielder for Boroussia Dortmund, Jude Bellingham, shared screenshots of abusive feedback that included monkey and feces emojis. He captioned it, “simply one other day on social media…”
The abuse additionally rises to the extent of risk. USMNT star Reggie Cannon confronted backlash and threats with FC Dallas final 12 months for kneeling in the course of the anthem. He left to play for Boavista and informed The Guardian dying threats are part of life within the U.S.
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