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“When You’re Black Like Me, It’s Really Painful.” Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Reacts to Racist Abuse

The many recent cases of racist abuse do not send a good picture of English football according to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

While Arsenal opened an investigation into a video that shows Kalidou Koulibaly was the victim of racist songs, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang spoke about this phenomenon that continues to grow in world football.

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Aubameyang, who was kicked by a Tottenham fan at the derby in December, admitted that the incident had upset him.

” I am really disappointed. I had the same problem against Tottenham. When you’re black like me, it’s really painful, I think, because we’re in 2019 and obviously that’s not good for football in England. I hope we find a way out, “said the attacker.

Arsenal also condemned the use of any racist language against black footballers.

“We categorically condemn the use of any racist language and have launched an investigation to identify the culprit. We apply a zero tolerance policy and anyone who behaves in this way is not welcome at Arsenal and will be banned from the matches.

We have an extremely diverse community of fans who are all part of the Arsenal family and such incidents are rare at Emirates Stadium. We encourage supporters to report incidents of racist abuse. “

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