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El Hadji Diouf’s Alleged Racist Comment Investigation

September 23, 2009

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The investigation into Blackburn’s El Hadji Diouf’s alleged racially charged blow at a teenage ball boy after a 0-3 loss at Goodison Park Sunday is currently underway in Merseyside.

The Everton lad told authorities that the Senegalese striker told him to “f*** off, white boy.”

And now, Diouf is facing a ban which could see him out for Blackburn’s Carling Cup match V Nottingham Forest on Tuesday evening.

If El Hadji did indeed chuck such comments at a ballboy, clearly there is only one solution to the problem…..

Ryan Giggs and I throw an awareness event in the name of Showing Racism the Red Card. Planning the event will call for a lot of one-on-one time with the Welsh Wizard, obviously.

Being down 3-nil to Everton would make my blood boil too, Diouf, but of all the names to call the kid, “White boy?”

But innocent until proven guilty and according to a  Merseyside Police spokesperson, “Police are continuing to investigate an allegation that a 28-year-old man used racist language at the Everton match at Goodison.”

What do you think? Is Diouf guilty? And is the comment offensive enough to deserve a ban?

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. September 22, 2009 5:23 pm

    El Hadji Diouf

    Football’s biggest tosspot

    • September 22, 2009 5:25 pm

      I don’t know. Didier Drogba is up there for me.

      It’s going to be hard to prove this either way if it’s Diouf’s word vs. a ballboy’s word.
      I still think Giggsy and I should do the benefit din din regardless.

      • September 22, 2009 7:27 pm

        and at this din din will it be just you and Mr G? hmmm? yes i think so

      • September 22, 2009 7:47 pm

        and committee members (i.e. myself and Mr Giggs) are also required to attend a bonding retreat at a spa in wine country.

        Yes, sadly even some idiot’s racial comment at a teen ball boy turns into a Giggs-centric fantasy in my world.

        I need to get out more.

  2. maserati4200 permalink
    September 22, 2009 5:30 pm

    Flip it…

    If a white player had said to a black kid; “F**k off, black boy”, what would be the result?

    Debate please.

    • September 22, 2009 5:35 pm

      My opinion: Any unnecessary mention of race, especially when coupled with such pleasantries as “f*** off” = punishable.
      And applies universally.

      • maserati4200 permalink
        September 22, 2009 6:33 pm

        I agree. There is no place for bigotry of any type, anywhere or any how.

        The trouble is that the authorities have multiple and conflicting agenda, e.g. financial vs. governance. Chaos ensues eventually.

        We have football regulatory bodies that are driven by the fithly lucre, ultimatley.

        I’m not a socilaist, btw.

  3. blissbubbley permalink
    September 22, 2009 6:26 pm

    If you watch the TV footage of the incident you can see the fans reacting to what he said.

    He’s definitely not one of my favourites in football, and controversies like this (if of course true) don’t help his case with me unfortunately.

    If he is guilty he should apologise to the ball boy, he needs to accept he made a mistake and hopefully move on from it. This might sound a bit childish, but respect comes from accepting your mistakes and learning from them.

  4. maserati4200 permalink
    September 22, 2009 6:34 pm

    Soz!

    I need a spell checker!

  5. September 22, 2009 7:42 pm

    Whatever happened – that boy is now a legend to the Everton supporters punking out Diouf like that hahaha.

  6. Kevin Rendall permalink
    September 22, 2009 8:28 pm

    Would this be the El Hadji Diouf who inadvertently flobbed on some Celtic fans during his Liverpool days and then repeated the mistake into the face of Arjan de Zeeuw whilst aiming over the Pompey players shoulder? Sorry, he’s got previous and would be the first name on my team sheet for Footballs Biggest Tosspots FC, after the myopic Arsene Wenger who would be a shoo-in for coach.

    Just another thought, “fack off white boy” appears to be a response and kind of begs the question, did the teenage Scouse paragon of virtue mutter anything to provoke the reaction? Surely not!

    Anyway, having tried to balance my own argument, Diouf is a professional footballer earning obscene wages and should have done something de Zeeuw never got the chance to do – turn the other cheek! Guilty – six games watching from the stands to think about his character flaws.

    btw Jens Lehmann to keep goal for FBT FC

  7. Shortbus permalink
    September 23, 2009 6:47 am

    Dont mess with our ball boys!

    This guy has lost it as he claimed he was tired of all the bananas being hurled at him that day.
    When the Merseyside police heard of this claim as they were questioning Mr. Diouf, they launched an investigation right then and there and senior officers took off out of the tunnel onto the Sacred grounds of Goodison Park looking for said bananas. The Investigation was closed after 15 mins. No Bananas were found and the ground crew had comfirmed that not one banana was removed from the pitch.

    NSNO!

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