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Demba Ba – ‘You Need Some Stupid People’

8 years ago

The subject of racism in football has made a lot of headlines in recent days and now Demba Ba has made a positive, and realistic, contribution to the debate.

After Danny Rose’s problems in Serbia there were calls for Newcastle fans to join in with a round of applause for the player before kick-off, a quite cynical appeal in some ways because the insinuation by some was that if Newcastle fans failed to show support for the mackem player they would somehow be letting the side down.

It was ironic then that Demba Ba was the subject of racist abuse at the Stadium Of Light. What Danny Rose made of all that is anybody’s guess, by far Sunderland’s best player on the day, I wouldn’t be putting any money on the Tottenham player making his on-loan deal permanent.

This is what Demba Ba had to say to the Daily Mail;

“I did not hear it (the abuse) but I was made aware of it after the match.

People are stupid. You can’t ask the whole of the population to be intelligent. You need everything to make a world and you need some stupid people.

Something is right about the campaign but a t-shirt won’t change a lot of things unfortunately.

I will wear it because it is just kick racism out of football and it is a good message but I don’t truly think that is going to change something.

It is difficult to know the solution, you have to go to the source and when I say the source I mean the grown men who do it and it is going to be difficult to change them and their mentality.

What you can change is the the little boys going to school. We have to change the next generation and maybe the campaign helps to get that message out there”.



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