Berlin (dpa) - The children of Germany's Tennis legend Boris Becker are frequently exposed to racist hostility.
"My older three children will experience at least once in a week for a racist incident, so I'm with you in constant communication on this subject," said the 52-Year-old the "Bild am Sonntag". The youngest son Amadeus was out with his ten years ", fortunately, is still a little young and not like his big siblings alone on the road". Becker said that for him the issue was very personal. "My four children are all mixed race."
Becker's other sons, Elias and Noah, are 20 and 26 years old, his daughter Anna of 20 years. Noah had been defamed two years ago of a AfD-politician.
The three-time Wimbledon champion had been criticized last week for his participation in a Demonstration against racism in London solid and had shown it to be shocked. Now, he told the newspaper: "From Germany, I was insulted viciously. Social media, there is nothing but hatred and malice reached me."
the three mothers of his children had a different skin color than he himself, he added. "Anyone who has reservations about the black population, to attack me personally." Most have made him out to be stunned, to be from the ranks of its Fans have been attacked. "To be quite honest: these are the Fans I can do without."
He regarded it as his task to give his children strength, that they showed attitude, even towards those who attacked them, he said. "Educate yourself, inform yourself. The more you know, the better you'll be." With a incorrigible racists, you can't talk, because he will not listen. "If a racist sees, however, that you're ahead of him, both professionally and humanly three lengths, this is a much harsher punishment. This is my message to my children."
He'll be loud when he hear racist sayings. "I ask that you intervene." It was high time to put the everyday racism to an end. "But we no longer live on the tree. We have long since developed from apes to humans, and should meet our the same with the same respect."
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