Pogba, who said he respects Park Ji-sung, stopped hating Asians.
Paul Pogba, 27, of Manchester United, expressed his belief through his SNS.
“Why should we live in a world where we have to fight to be loved?” Pogba said on his Instagram story on February 24 (Korean time) with the hashtag “STOP ASIAN HATE”? We should have empathy and respect diversity. “Aversion must end,” he wrote 안전놀이터
Racism still remains in the English Premier League. Son Heung-min, who has the best stock price as an Asian player, is no exception. Son has been subject to racial discrimination several times in his six seasons in the EPL. There are representative remarks related to DVD. It is a word that Asian immigrants call Asians cheap for selling illegally copied DVDs on the streets.
The Tottenham documentary produced by Amazon Prime was also a problem. The documentary in question was embroiled in a controversy over racism as it treated Son Heung-min’s remarks as “Shouting,” not English subtitles, in the scene of the collision between Son Heung-min and Hugo Lloris. They say that the speaker is Asian, so he/she may have handled it in a lump. Amazon belatedly revised its subtitles to criticize.
Son Heung-min’s best friend Delhi Ali was also disappointed by his ignorance of Asian racism. “The virus will have to move faster,” he said while filming an Asian man without consent at the airport lounge in Hadro, England, in February last year, using Covid-19 as a joke. In addition, it is an apparent act of racism that drives Asians to spread the Korona 19.
The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, which was launched in the United States, has led to a global rethinking of black human rights. However, discrimination against Asians has not been an issue as much as racism against black people.
Pogba has consistently voiced his opposition to racism. In a 2017 interview, he confessed that he was inspired by players of various races, including Ronaldinho, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Park Ji-sung, saying, “Skin color is not important to soccer players.”
He was praised for his outspoken communication with domestic fans in Korea for the 2019 sportswear event. He has scored four goals and three assists in 28 games in all competitions this season.