Unfortunately, the issue of racism is still particularly prevelant in football. Yes, in 2019 there are still some that are unable to progress with the times and not prejudice someone simply by their race or ethnicity.
Kalidou Koulibaly was recently the subject of racist abuse during a high-profile Serie A game between his team Napoli and Inter Milan, with the Senegalese defender being targeted by the opposition supporters with racist chants.
Despite the nature of the chants being particularly audible and clear to distinguish, the game continued, leaving Carlo Ancelotti to say after the game that he and his players would protest and leave the pitch if it were to happen again.
This isn’t just an issue on the continent, with Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling recently being targeted by Chelsea supporters during a Premier League game that was captured by the present cameras.
In a recent interview, Koulibaly has addressed the recent abuse he suffered and was asked if he was able to take anything positive at all from the ordeal. Watch below as Koulibaly gives his take on the incident and how it has affected hiim.