Football: Swede International who gave away late free-kick against Germany suffers racial abuse

first_imgAdvertisementSwede International, Jimmy Durmaz says the racist abuse he got on social media following his foul on Timo Werner which led to Sweden conceding the free-kick and Kroos scoring the goal, has been ‘completely unacceptable’ Durmaz has since been subjected to online abuse, including threats to his family. He and his fellow teammates took a strong stand against racism after the Swedish FA complained to police about a storm of racial hatred and threats aimed at the winger.He went on to say,“When you threaten me, when you call me ‘Arab devil,’ ‘terrorist,’ ‘Taliban,’ then you have gone far beyond the limit,” Durmaz said in the statement, which was published on the Swedish Football Association’s website.“And even worse, when you go after my family, my children, threaten them. Who does such a thing? It is completely unacceptable.”The video link to the statement is given below:-The statement concluded with the entire squad shouting ‘F*** racism!’ before applauding and jogging out to begin their workout.Read Also:-FIFA World Cup 2018: Stats of the Day – Day 12FIFA World Cup 2018: Iago Aspas with a late goal as Spain hold Morocco to a 2-2 draw Advertisementlast_img read more

De Bruyne earns Ronaldo comparison

first_imgManchester City De Bruyne earns Ronaldo comparison from Man City colleague Silva Dom Farrell 21:35 1/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) KevinDeBruyne - cropped Getty Images Manchester City Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City v Newcastle United Bristol City v Manchester City Premier League League Cup Cristiano Ronaldo The Citizens playmaker works with a Real Madrid icon for Portugal but believes a team-mate in England must also be considered among the very best Bernardo Silva believes Manchester City team-mate Kevin De Bruyne must be considered among the best players in the world.De Bruyne is favourite to scoop the end-of-season awards in England, with his consistently excellent form a major factor in Pep Guardiola’s side establishing a 12-point lead at the Premier League summit.The 26-year-old is rumoured to be on the verge of signing a lucrative new contract that would tie him to City until 2024. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Silva dons international colours alongside five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and feels De Bruyne should also be spoken of in lofty terms.”Kevin, he was already a fantastic player, but he has definitely moved up to another level this season,” the former Monaco favourite told City’s official website.”He is a fantastic footballer and has everything. He has done amazing things this season and I’m certain he has become one of the best players in the world, without a doubt.”I’ve been fortunate to play with many great players including Cristiano Ronaldo for Portugal.”Kevin and Cristiano do not play in the same position, of course, but it is fantastic to play alongside him and David Silva because they are so good and so consistent. “It’s great to have players like this in your team who score goals, assist goals, defend and attack, have great intelligence.”The form of De Bruyne and David Silva at the creative heart of Guardiola’s side is a factor in Bernardo Silva being restricted to six Premier League starts since joining from Monaco during the close season.He is set to return to the first XI for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final at Bristol City, although he acknowledges English football might not see him at his very best until next term.”I’m feeling better and better, but I’m still not showing my very best form,” the 23-year-old added.”I have to be patient and wait for my opportunities. It’s my first year in England and I know next year I will do much, much better.”I always try to improve and that won’t change. I think the City fans are yet to see the best of me, but will do in the months ahead and next season.”last_img read more