Racism in Iceland is by expression – Samira Suleiman

With the BlackLivesMatter matter movement continuing to amplify Black voices, more stars are opening about their personal experience with racism.

Black Queens striker Samira Suleman has recounted some of her encounters in Iceland where she currently plies her trade with Víkingur Ólafsvík.

The 28 year old shared her story in an exclusive interview on FootballMadeInGhana’s ghfootyshow.

“what they mostly do here in (Iceland) is through their facial expressions. If you are smart you will realize they don’t want to you to come close to them. Though they don’t open their mouth to say it but you could see it through their actions.

Sometimes the referees too. They always call every 50-50 challenge against me. Sometimes you wonder if because you are black or what. The same referee will overlook a hard challenge on you”

FIFA, has over the years implemented stricter measures to help tackle the issue that has threatened to mar the beautiful game.

The world football’s governing body, among other thing has doubled its minimum ban for racist incidents to 10 games, and have started inviting players to make victim statements at disciplinary hearings, according to its disciplinary code

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