Big Games, Big Issues- Jozy Altidore’s Soccer Challenges Include Racism

Sports and Society Administrator June 10, 2013 0
Big Games, Big Issues- Jozy Altidore’s Soccer Challenges Include Racism

By: Sam Borden
New York Times: June 6, 2013
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An interesting look at racism through the eyes of world class American soccer player:

“In an interview in a hotel restaurant here last weekend, Altidore, a striker for the United States soccer team, navigated some difficult memories with ease. The game in January during which thousands of Dutch league fans chanted monkey noises at him? He seemed unfazed by the recounting. The vile language he heard at an under-17 tournament? He did not blink as he described the hateful scene.”

To read the entire article click here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/07/sports/soccer/jozy-altidores-soccer-challenges.html?emc=eta1&_r=0

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