Attacked after his statements on racism in the Italian press, Lilian Thuram has denounced “an amalgam” and assured that he was not talking about “all the white people of the Earth”, but “racist supporters”.
The phrase “out of context”. Criticized and even accused of racism for her statements in the Corriere dello Sport, Lilian Thuram, “touched” by this controversy, reacted on RTL: “It was a combination of my answers without putting the questions.”
Interviewed by the Italian newspaper on racism in the stadiums, a few days after the cries of the monkey that Romelu Lukaku has been the target during Cagliari-Inter, the former defender had said this: “there is racism in the culture Italian, French, european and, more generally, in the white culture. It is necessary to have the courage to say that whites think they are superior and that they believe to be. In all ways, they are the ones who must find a solution to their problem. Blacks would never be white in this way, and for any reason. The story says so.”
It would be fun to a lot of people put me in the category of racist
The Licra (international League against racism and anti-semitism) was then qualified this release of “drift of the fight anti-racist, in which Lilian Thuram has always invested (…) This assignment, which creates a world with the ‘White’ side and the ‘Black’ of the other, is not acceptable if we claim, as a desire to do so Lilian Thuram, to fight against racism.”
Has the radio antenna, the champion of the world 1998, tancé by many editorialists and other polémistes but also called a racist on social networks, has clarified his remarks. “This superiority comes from a story. (…) We live in a society where there are hierarchies”, he said, explaining that those racists “are still in the hierarchy of the past, and I believe that this hierarchy is just. A lot of people defend the idea that Whites are superior”.
“It would be fun to a lot of people put me in the category of racist. Sometimes, I intervene in the public space with questions that can disturb”, says he again, before a denial of any generality, vowing not to have spoken of “all the white people of the Earth. I’m talking about racist fan”.