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Entertainment ASAMOAH and OWOMOYELA complain of persistent racism

08:50  09 april  2021
08:50  09 april  2021 Source:   sport1.de

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The former German soccer international Gerald Asamoah and Patrick Owomoyela warn of persistent racism in the country. "I'm afraid that my children survive the same thing I've lived out. And that would be the worst," said Asamoah, the currently coordinator of the license player department of Schalke 04, the news magazine Focus.

Gerald Asamoah warnt vor anhaltendem Rassismus im Land © Provided by SID Gerald Asamoah warns of continued racism in the country

The former Dortmund Owomoyela fears in terms of the federal election campaign the instrumentalization of foreigners as enemy images through right-wing populist parties: "Politics uses everything possible, in any direction, To achieve their goals, "said the son of a German and a Nigerian. "Political racism is very manipulative and has reached a level, on which citizen can easily go to the glue, if they do not know the facts," says Owomoyela.

of 43-color international Asamoah, who came to Germany with twelve years from Ghana, feels still not completely accepted in this country. "Clearly it helps with the acceptance if you adapt," said the 42-year-old: "But the first perception remains the dark skin color."

Owomoyela had become victims of a dirt campaign of the NPD in the run-up to the 2006 World Cup. Asamoah was racist in 1997 at the relegation match with Hannover 96 against Energy Cottbus and 2006 in the DFB Cup game with Schalke against Hansa Rostock II of spectators racially offended.

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