Trabzonspor’s Didier Zokora landed a boot between the legs of Fenerbache’s Emre on Sunday. It has been widely interpreted as revenge for Emre using racially abusive taunts against Zokora during a game earlier this season.
Emre was suspended two games by the Turkish FA, but Zokora’s memory runs longer than that. Not only did he snub Emre during the pre-game hand-shake. He also exacted his own revenge during the game. Zokora was shown a yellow card for the “challenge,” which has gone viral.
Earlier this season, Blatter caused a storm by saying that racism has been eliminated from soccer and incidents of racial abuse should be settled with a postgame hand shake.
The FIFA president hasn’t commented on Zokora’s kick. It could be because he’s still cringing after watching the video.
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