Leicester City captain Wes Morgan, in a recent interview, said that racism in football has become worse since the time he started his career and he blames social media as it makes it easier to target the players. Wes Morgan was speaking in relation to the recent racist attacks on some of England’s national team football players in their clash against Bulgaria in a Euro 2020 qualifier game.
I strongly condemn the conduct of some of the fans at the stadium #BULENG It is unacceptable that Bulgaria which is one of the most tolerant states in the world and where people of different ethnic and religious background peacefully live together should be associated with racism— Boyko Borissov (@BoykoBorissov) October 15, 2019
He was quoted saying that racial abuse has increased in recent years but when he first started his career, the social media aspect did not exist. Morgan told British media at a Black History Season event that social media seems to be the catalyst for most of the on-going racist behaviour which is taking place now. He also added that social media is an easy platform to target players and comment on negative things about them.
Morgan informed that he was asked by the Premier League officials to be a part of their new organisation BAME (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic). A committee formed with an aim to deal with racism in football. The skipper added that it’s a great initiative and he has something to offer to the organisation. He further said that the committee is going to try and initiate changes for the further generations to improve the game for them to come through without having to go through racism incapacity.
Feeling sorry for Bulgaria to be represented by such idiots in their stadium. Anyway.. 6-0 and we go back home, at least we did our job. Safe travel to our fans, u guys did well 🤟🏾❤️— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) October 14, 2019