The Lazio fans “called me nigger. They yelled ‘Fuck it, go and eat yourself a banana’. Every time I touched the ball, they made monkey noises. There were not a few people, it was a large chunk of Lazio fans during the 2017 derby. It wasn’t the first racist abuse I suffered, but it was the worst. It was true hatred. You recognize it when you see it in their eyes. ” So the former Roma defender Antonio Ruediger during an interview with ‘The Players Tribune’. “At that moment I did not react, I did not go off the pitch – adds the Chelsea player -. I did not want to give them that kind of power. But inside, no matter how strong you are, if you are a human being with a beating heart, you are branded. from this thing forever. When something like this happens, how does the world of football react? People say ‘Ahhh, that’s terrible.’ Clubs and players post a little message on Facebook: “End racism!” Everyone acts like if “they are just a few idiots.” There is an investigation, but nothing really happens. Every now and then, there is some social media campaign, everyone feels good about themselves and then it goes back to normal. Nothing really changes Tell me, why the press and fans and players have teamed up to stop the Super League in 48 hours, but when there is obvious racist abuse in a stadium or online is it always “complicated”? Maybe because it’s not just a few idiots in the stands. . Maybe because the thing is deeper “.