France Prop Bamba Racially Abused As Coach Blasts 'world Of Imbeciles'
Faizan Hashmi 1 month ago Sun 19th September 2021 | 01:40 AM
Lyon, Sept 18 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th Sep, 2021 ) :France prop Demba Bamba was the target of racist comments on social networks after Lyon's defeat to Pau last Saturday, his club coach Pierre Mignoni revealed at a press conference on Saturday.
"We are falling into a world of imbeciles. Criticism is not a problem. Insults about the colour of someone's skin, that is different.
"I expect Demba Bamba to repeat these performances. I wanted to give him the opportunity to bounce back.
" Bamba, who has won 16 caps for France, said the abuse was "anonymous".
"I was not looking for revenge. I focused on myself, I stayed close to my teammates," added the 23-year-old.
On Thursday, French second division player Ludo Radosavljevic was banned for 26 weeks for racially abusing a Cameroonian player.
Ambadiang said he had been called a "banana eater" during his team's loss at Aix-en-Provence earlier this month.