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Colored Football Player to leave Russia due to Racism


Soon, the defense player Andre Stephane Bikey from the Moscow football club FC Lokomotiv Moscow will announce the end of his stay in the team. Most likely, he will go to the English football club Reading. The main reason for this is the racism encountered in Moscow, he says.

The contract with Locomotive runs for 3 years, but I do not like to live in Russia, and I want to return to Europe quotes the Sports-Express the football player. The ideal would be if I could play in the English Premier-League. The instructor of "Reading" will make the decision within a week. Russia has a different mentality. For a person with a black skin it is very hard to live here. There is racism. In England it is better: it is possible to walk along a street without being hassled. The Locomotive fans are fine but when we play against other teams, racism is everywhere, especially playing against Spartak. Nevertheless, the police will not protect us. Once I was followed by three guys because of xenophobia, but I managed to escape. In order to protect myself, it would even be necessary to get a weapon", stated Bikey.

Source: Polit.ru

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