Sol Bamba asks fans to kick racism out of football

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Sol Bamba of Cardiff City celebrates following the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Cardiff City at St Mary's Stadium on February 9, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Sol Bamba of Cardiff City celebrates following the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Cardiff City at St Mary's Stadium on February 9, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

The Cardiff City defender hopes the supporters can report racist incidents in order to kick racism out of football.

Cardiff City defender Sol Bamba hopes racism can be forced out of football soon.

But to do so, the footballer believes fans should do their part and report any racist incidents.

“What upset me is that only one in three reports it. I think we need to do more because unfortunately, people think, if we report it, nothing’s going to come out of it. That’s the problem,” Bamba told Sky Sports.

“There’s no place for it in this game now, or society in 2019. I think as a whole, we have to do more.”

“I feel like we made progress, but we’ve gone back now. Recently a few incidents happened in games, in Italy and here. We made two steps forward and now three steps back,” he added.

“It has to be completely gone now because there’s no place for it in the game.”

“People have to make sure they report it, and when they do, there has to be a punishment,” he explained.

“Football’s a beautiful game. We want to talk about goals and celebrations, but if they don’t do it right, the club has to be punished and the fans have to be punished.”

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“The punishment has to be drastic. Proper punishments, no two-match bans, because that doesn’t make any difference,” Bamba concluded.

Sol Bamba started his professional career in Paris Saint-Germain in 2004.

He has also played in Dunfermline Athletic, Hibernian, Leicester City, Trabzonspor, Palermo, and Leeds United.

He joined Cardiff City in 2016.

Bamba has suffered racism all through his life and he hopes he can live to see it kicked out of the football world.