Monday, October 3rd, 2011
FIFA’s website go a bit overboard with the cheap elephant references in a profile of Cote d’Ivoire national team player Seydou Doumbia. (The Ivorian national team is known as the Elephants. Get it.) They also can’t stop themselves with how he is a “warm an likable African,” a “potent African,” etcetera. There’s also this piece of
Monday, October 18th, 2010
On Sunday, October 17, 2010, history was made in the Italian serie A: a match was stopped due to fans’ racist chants. It happened at the Sant’Elia stadium in Cagliari (on the island of Sardinia). Just two...
Monday, May 3rd, 2010
If the choice of which team to root for in May 22nd’s European Champions League final was based on how many African players they fielded, then apparently you should root for Inter Milan. Milan has three players...
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
I am still on my pre-World Cup binge. Brazil remains odds on favorites to win Africa’s first World Cup two months from now. BTW, it’s old news now but Brazil can also count on local support in...
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
Cameroon’s football captain Samuel Eto’o scores for his club Internazionale Milano against Livorno in Italy’s Serie A.