Stjernespiller will have removed the popular tradition: It is racist

Racism-debate emerge from time to time up at the top level of football, and in recent months have multiple profiles threatened to leave the pitch to mark their

Stjernespiller will have removed the popular tradition: It is racist

Racism-debate emerge from time to time up at the top level of football, and in recent months have multiple profiles threatened to leave the pitch to mark their dissatisfaction with the nasty chants from the stands.

And now a new episode in the Netherlands scored Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum on the mark.

It was in a battle in the the second best variety, to Exselsiors dark play Ahmad Mendes Moreira was allegedly the victim of racism from parts of the hjemmeholdets fans, and he should be been compared to a cult figure in the Netherlands 'Black Pete' (zwarte piet in Dutch).

the Shape is most often played by a white person with black paint in the face and with afrohår as well as red lipstick and big gold earrings.

Karikaturen has historically been a large part of the Dutch Saint Nicholas celebration 5. december, but more recently many Dutch people walked in protest against the figure, because according to the opponents head mind back to colonial times and is simply a mockery of the dark people.

The position to share Wijnaldum.

"When you get older, and people call you 'Black Pete', stop up and think, 'hey, why do you call me really 'Black Pete'? What is the point of calling me 'Black Pete'?' So you understand it. But when I was young, I understood it not, because we got gifts and it was great," he says to CNN on the figure as, supporters of 'black Pete' think is important, because it helps santa claus and is black in the face due to its way down through the chimneys.

But now it according to Wijnaldum be banned, because it is not to provoke racism.

"They always say that it is a feast for the children. The children think only of the gifts they get. They think not really on the 'Black Pete', he's called the 'rainbow Pete' or something else with Pete. As long as they get gifts, they are happy, because that is how children are," explains Wijnaldum and say about those who dress up as 'Black Pete'.

"They will not feel what we feel as the dark people. They are not violated. I do not support the tradition."

A new study shows that 71 percent of the Dutch population is to continue the tradition.

In 2013 was the figure of 89 percent.

Updated Date: 21 December 2019, 07:00

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