Russian Soccer Fans Claim To Be Non-Racists In Letter That Is Totally Racist
One of the most successful soccer teams in the Russian Premier League, Zenit St. Petersburg, have just received a racist letter from their biggest fan club after signing two players of darker skin tone.
Brazilian forward Hulk and Belgium midfielder Alex Witsel have just joined the team- and the fans are not happy.
The letter reads (Translated by Google):
“We are not racists, and for us, the lack of black players at Zenit is an important tradition, which emphasizes the identity of the club and nothing more. Due to its preservation, Zenit in the world of football has its own identity. In addition, most of the championship takes place at a sufficiently severe weather. In these circumstances, technically players from warmer climates can be difficult to fully disclose his football talent.”
Whenever someone starts a sentence with “we are not racist”, you know that the next words that come out of their mouth will most definitely be racist.
However, once the players show that they have the skills that the team needs to win, we hope that the fans will put their non-racist racist thoughts and comments on the backburner.
Paul Hudson | Elite.