Members of the 'Indomitable Lions' squad speak out against racism within the game, calling for stranger sanctions for those who are found guilty
"I call on the executives of the football world to take draconian measures to block the advance of racism"
Samuel Eto'o, Chelsea and Cameroon stiker
Samuel Eto’o, Alexandre Song and their colleagues from the Cameroon national team take the lead in the anti-racism campaign organised by the professional footballers’ association of their country, Synafoc.
'I call on the executives of the football world to take draconian measures to block the advance of racism', is the clear message of Samuel Eto’o, who has never shied away from the fight against racism and discrimination. As a Barcelona player he once threated to walk off the pitch, due to the monkey chants by some spectators.
The current Chelsea striker and captain of Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions is one of many international players who speak out against racism, to support the initiative by Synafoc. They raised their voices in the Yaoundé training camp, where they had gathered preparing for the decisive second World Cup play-off match against Tunisia on November 17.
Samuel Eto’o is a long-time supporter of Show Racism the Red Card and currently features on the campaign’s education film and associated education pack.
Speaking about racism, Eto’o said: ‘Racism is something that has been created, and anything that has been created can be undone’ – a statement which is now used by Show Racism the Red Card on a variety of materials.