5 most racist footballers
There’s only one punishment racist footballers deserve: a lifetime ban! Find out which footballers have previously been banned for being racist.
What happened: Suarez racially abused Manchester United defender Patrice Evra in a match at Anfield on 15 October 2011. The Football Association charged him for that and in a statement, said: “It is alleged that Suarez used abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards Evra contrary to FA rules.
What happened: He was charged by the FA for insulting Joseph Yobo, Tim Howard and Joleon Lescott while he was playing for Newcastle United in 2006. A year later, he was accused of racially abusing El-Hadji Diouf and Alhassan Bangura. Neither of the accusations could be proven. In 2012, Didier Zokora accused Emre of using a racist slur towards him. The Turkish FA took the matter seriously this time around and he was handed a two-and-a-half-year suspended prison sentence.
What happened: In 2012, Terry racially abused Anton Ferdinand and was fined £220,000 and banned for four matches. TV cameras managed to capture Terry calling Ferdinand a “f**king black c**t”.
What happened: Baros was seen pinching his nose and then waving his hand at MBia. MBia reported that issue and Baros was banned for three games for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’.
What happened: Cardona did an offensive gesture towards South Korea’s captain Sung-Yueng Ki. Cardona was caught by fans and on camera making a “squinting-eyes” gesture towards the Korean captain. FIFA decided to ban him for five international games. Luckily, FIFA allowed Cardona to serve his ban during friendly games.
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