Former Spurs midfielder Didier Zokora has taken the ‘kick racism out of football’ campaign a step further than most, mainly in the direction of an opponent’s baby-making factory.
Zokora, now at Trabzonspor had clashed with Fenerbahce’s Emre last month. Zokora, claimed that Emra, who previously had a spell at Newcastle, had abused him. “Emre and I came face to face during the match,” Zokora said afterwards.
“I’ll tell you what he said word for word. He called me: ‘A dirty n*****’.” Emre was banned by the Turkish Football Disciplinary Committee for two matches.
Emre was back in action on Sunday night though when Trabzonspor and Fenerbache met again.
Ivorian Zokora refused to shake Emre’s hand before the start of the match. That was nothing. Just before the end of the first half, Zokora stuck the boot in on his rival in a challenge that makes anything Roy Keane did on Alf Inge Haaland appear like a mere tickle.
Zokora only got a yellow card as Emre’s Fenerbahce went on to win the game 3-1.