Antonio Conte on Brazil-Tunisia racism incident: “Shameful to see in 2022”

Speaking ahead of Tottenham’s match against Arsenal in the Premier League following the international break, manager Antonio Conte spoke about the incident which involved his player, Richarlison, getting a banana thrown at him during Brazil’s friendly with Tunisia at the Parc des Princes, as transcribed by L’Équipe.

“Richarlison played with the national team and scored goals. Then I think what happened is terrible, because in 2022, to witness this kind of situation is shameful for everybody. I hope that all these people will be banned from football for the rest of their lives. It’s a very sad situation to have to talk about.”

Thiago Silva also denounced the throwing of a Banana in the direction of teammate Richarlison, who was celebrating a goal. The former PSG centre-back said the following about the events which took place at the Parc des Princes last night: 

“It’s a shame and it’s difficult to see such images. I don’t know if the videos against racism that we had prepared were shown on the screens. But things like this keep happening… Unfortunately, we can’t change anything about people’s mentality. I hope that the public will be aware that this is not acceptable and that it belongs to the past. We have to change.”


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