Sports News of Saturday, 28 February 2015
Ghana and Sampdoria midfielder, Alfred Duncan has admitted that racism is a difficult canker to deal with after experiencing discriminatory chants earlier in his career in Italy.
The 27-year-old was addressing students of the Liceo Scientifico Luigi Lanfranconi, a school Sestri Ponente, Genoa on Thursday on his experience with racism and discrimination.
“The issue of racism is very difficult to deal with. Having experienced it first hand, I’m glad to help spread the message that we are all equal, regardless of skin color. I think the racist chanting in the stands is as a result of so much ignorance,” Duncan stated in his address.
It would be recalled that the former Inter Milan player was the subject to racist chants during an Italian Serie B match between Verona and his ex-club Livorno in March 2013. Several Ghanaian players including Kevin Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari have all been victims of racists chants in times past.
The programme dubbed “Soccer and Integration Project” was organized by the Lega Serie A and the UISP (Unione Italiana Sport Per tutti) to encourage tolerance and integration of people from several cultural backgrounds.