Source: Al Jazeera News
by James Yeku
I love listening to white men, especially old white men, talk about black athletes during major global sporting events. I have been following the kind of language white pundits use during FIFA World Cups and Olympic Games for years, so I am well aware to their fascination with and ridicule of the black body.
I was hardly surprised that someone like British businessman and reality TV star Alan Sugar came up with bitter and racisttweet about the Senegalese team at the World Cup in Russia.
Sugar’s colonial mindset saw the Senegalese team as people selling sunglasses on beaches, not as world-class players who deserve praise for their success.