Victime de propos racistes sur les réseaux sociaux, Cyrus Christie a vu la Fédération irlandaise prévenir la police. 

 

Auteur d’un but contre son camp face au Danemark (défaite 1-5), lors du barrage retour pour le Mondial 2018, Cyrus Christie ne s’attendait sûrement pas à une telle haine. Mais depuis la rencontre, l’international irlandais né à Coventry (Angleterre) est la cible de nombreuses attaques racistes qui ont poussé la Fédération irlandaise de foot (FAI) à alerter les autorités. Un soutien auquel son coéquipier en sélection, James McClean, s’est aussi associé publiquement. »Certains commentaires vont trop loin, a-t-il commenté lors d’une soirée de remise de trophées. On a dit à l’un d’entre nous de jouer pour la Jamaïque (…) il était en larmes », a commenté le joueur de West Bromwich Albion, mettant en avant l’amour du pays de son coéquipier.

 

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Cyrus Christie (25 ans) a également pris la parole sur Instagram. « C’est profondément triste de voir que le racisme s’invite toujours dans ce jeu que tous nous aimons. Je crois fermement que nous devons nous opposer à ces individus qui n’appartiennent pas au football ou à tout autre sport » , a notamment réagi le latéral droit de Middlesbrough qui a rappelé sa fierté d’évoluer pour l’Irlande.

 

Firstly, I’d like to say I am extremely proud to represent my Country the Republic of Ireland and I give everything I can each time I put on the green shirt. I genuinely believe our fans are some of the best in the world. However, there have been a number of racist comments which have been brought to my attention during the World Cup qualifying campaign over the last couple of months and most recently last week. These comments are not representative of our fans or our sport. We were all deeply upset to not reach the World Cup finals and are hurting just as much as everyone else. It is deeply saddening that racism is still part of the game we all enjoy and love. I strongly believe we need to stand up against these individuals who do not belong in football or any other sport.

Une publication partagée par Cyrus Christie (@c21christie) le

 

Last night is going to hurt deep for a long long time, nothing can change or make what happend last night right, of course everyone is entitled to voice their opinion because it was simply not good enough from us on the night, we know that ourselves, but to stick the boot in and kick players and staff when they are down ( players and staff have been great servants to this country, players and staff that have qualified for a major tournament and was unlucky to be knocked out to a great team in the last 16, players and staff that was one game from making it to a world cup, players and staff that would give anything for this great country! ) with some over the top beyond football comments is bang out of order, hurting or not and trust me when a say this we hurt every bit as much as you do.. i am proud and honoured to be a irish man and to call everyone of these men fellow country men and team mates! Like a said this will hurt deep, we have been written of so many times before an just like before we will bounce back! 🇮🇪

Une publication partagée par Jimmymac_11 (@jimmymac_11) le