Ex-international, Jonathan Akpoborie has revealed that he was racially abused during his days in the German Bundesliga.
He said this after reacting to Mario Balotteli’s decision to walk off the pitch in Brescia’s 2-1 loss to Hellas Verona in the Seria A on Sunday.
The former Nigerian international played his entire football career in Germany with clubs such as; Hansa Rostock, VfB Stuttgart and VfL Wolfsburg scoring 143 goals in 325 appearances.
However, the former Wolfbursg striker took to his official Twitter account to share his views as regards Balotteli’s decision to walk out of the field saying racism is one of the worst thing that can happen to any human being.
“Racism in football is one of the cruelest things in the world. I faced racism during my days in the Bundesliga,” he tweeted.
“We have different characters in different individuals, so they also have different ways of dealing with situations like that. Nobody can understand how you feel unless you have suffered the same. Racism is one of the worse things that can happen to a human being.”
The former Super Eagles striker scored four international goals in 12 appearances before retiring in 2002.
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