Former Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto’o declares a pleasant sport at San Siro on May 23 with many different soccer legends equivalent to Francesco Totti, Andrea Pirlo and Leo Messi.
Eto’o has now grow to be the president of the Cameroon Football Federation – FECAFOOT. And the previous Barcelona star has organised a pleasant sport in Italy to lift funds for his NGO and Slums Dunk.
“I don’t want to talk about football, but what this sport can do to favour inclusion and integration.” He instructed La Repubblica.
“It’s a unprecedented instrument as a result of it overtakes obstacles and speaks each language. I performed in lots of nations. And each Spain and Italy welcomed me warmly. The message is that we will reside all collectively, respecting one another even when there are golf equipment that assume they’re extra essential than others and have a tendency to reaffirm sure hierarchies.
“I believe in multi-culture.” He continued. “Sport is nice as a result of it has a task for everybody. I additionally confronted monkey chants and I had points within the streets as properly. But I can inform you that Italy is the least racist nation in Europe and maybe the least hypocritical.
“My family still lives in Milan. My wife feels well there. Those in the stadiums are minorities that ruin the country’s image. I don’t understand how they haven’t yet solved this problem. In England, they’ve managed to do so. We should never give up and focus on the children who return home and hear the adults talk about these things in a certain way.”
Leo Messi, a former teammate of Eto’o at Barcelona, will likely be at San Siro on May 23 for the pleasant sport together with different soccer legends. Wesley Sneijder, Andrea Pirlo, Clarence Seedorf, Paulo Dybala, Pippi Inzaghi, Andriy Shevchenko and Lilian Thuram, among the many others, may even attend the sport.
Eto’o additionally shared his view on the Ukraine struggle and raised consciousness in regards to the many conflicts ongoing in Africa.
“Wars are so bad. There are many in Africa even if the names of those involved are not known.” He mentioned.
“It appears that no person is fascinated with them. But African individuals felling their nations usually are not welcomed properly regardless of Europe utilizing our fuel, our diamonds and our sources.
“Sport has a strong voice and must go beyond prejudices. At Wimbledon, it would have been nice to make Russian and Ukrainians play together in doubles to show that living together in this world is possible, especially when we play together without creating a false feeling of superiority.”
Eto’o spent two seasons at Inter, scoring 53 objectives in 102 appearances. He joined the Nerazzurri from Barcelona in a swap cope with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. And he was a part of the group that gained the treble underneath José Mourinho in 2009-10.