The racist myth of the ‘physical’ African football team

Source: Al Jazeera News


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.

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  1. Reblogged this on Progressive Islam. and commented:

    Talking about World Cup 2018 in Rusia. One of my follower ask me;
    Why Allah did not HELP Saudi Team who always pray to Allah was defeated 5-0 by Rusia Team who do not believe in
    Allah. Beside that milion Muslim Middle East pray for Saudi Team.
    But Allah did not listen their prayer. Can you explan it.

    My explanation to him.
    1. Marbe Allah tested Saudi Arabia. Maybe Allah want Saudi learn more practice more otherwise Saudi cannot win in competation on world cup.

    2. Maybe Allah punished Saudi Team and Saudi because they turned away to worship Allah alone to worship IDOL Hadith. They have been worshiping idol hadith for centuries //they are Musryckun/-
    I think that is why Allah did not listen their prayer or Doa.

    Semilarity why Allah did not HELP Hamas to defeat Isrsel for many decades—because they have turned away from Allah to Idol Hadith.

    Semilarity ehy Allah has been destroying Iraq , Syria and Yemen cities because they have turned away from worshing Allah slone to Idol Hadith.
    What ever Idol Hadith command them, they follow it without doubt.

    I urge Young Muslim around the world : do not worship or believe in idol Hadith blindly— there are many false hadith that guide Muslim go astray or go to Hell.

    All love ❤️
    A wise man always look at to himself if there is something wrong, but a foolish always blame others.

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