#StopRacism: Levante’s Papakouli Diop Dances Like A Monkey After Racist Chants [VIDEO]

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Levante’s Papakouli Diop was the subject of racism from Athletico Madrid fans during the teams’ La Liga matchup on Sunday.

A section of Atletico fans were making racist chants, and in a defiant move, he danced like a monkey for them.

This comes barely a week after a banana was thrown at Barcelona defender Dani Alves, and shows how deep racism has eaten into Spanish football.

“They called me monkey and I turned and imitated a monkey,” Diop said, according to Marca. “I’m tired of racism in football. And there’s a lot.”

“I did the monkey dance to highlight the matter. I wanted people to know what happened.

“I do not know if it’s racist or disrespectful, but they have to stop the monkey noises made by some people.”



Quo non Ascendam. Writer. E-mail: wana@360nobs.com

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