Mexican player is victim of racism.
Roberto Nurse – who plays for Dorados, a second division team in Mexico – has asked the authorities to take action after being a victim of racism.
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The player shared a print screen of his Twitter account on which a person called Juan Carlos Roman refers to him as a “beggar n*****”.
Le pido a la autoridad correspondiente juzgar y sancionar el racismo de este “representante” a mi persona pic.twitter.com/zI8BSV4q5u
— Roberto Nurse (@negronurse) February 15, 2015
The attacker was complaining after Nurse scored a goal against Correcaminos, a team he used to play for. “Why are you celebrating you beggar n*****?
Do not forget that Correcaminos used to pay for your food”, he said in one of his attacks. After the attack was made public by the player, Dorados showed their support to the player with the hashtag #AquiElNegroRifa meaning #HereTheBlackPeopleRule.
In Latin America the term negro can have a positive and negative connotation depending on the context – something that Luis Suarez used in his defence in the Patrice Evra incident a couple of years ago.
Nurse immediately sent a tweet asking the Mexican authorities for their prompt action against the person, with fans up and down the country coming out in support of the Panama international.