Feeling down about the economy? Upset that American seems to be slipping through the cracks? Well, now you can feel comfortable knowing that other civilized nations are equally racist: According to THE SUN (via the English soccer blog THE SPOILER), Everton star Victor Anichebe was the victim of outright racial profiling up the trendy English hamlet of Chesire at a high-end jewelry store, where police accused him of planning to rob it when he was just staring at a display case.
(Does this man look like the kind of guy who would steal a Rolex?)
In fact, this is worst than just a simple profiling case, it looks more like British cops preying on a weakened victim. The 20-year-old Anichebe was hobbling on crutches after suffering a career-ending knee injury in recent weeks, and police still thought he was “casing out” the store for a future robbery.
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European soccer is hardly the bastion of racial sensitivity. Just ask DaMarcus Beasley, or any other black player who has had to endure monkey noises, bananas being thrown on the field or other horrid racist actions. Or officials of the German side that had to officially ban neo-Nazis from their stadium.
British soccer has had its share of problems, but times are changing. The Premier League is now a truly global affair, with clubs bringing in top talent from around the world, giving their knucklehead fans a chance to expand their horizons and subject players to a whole new world of racist chants (literally).