Soccer player suicidal for racism, Marchisio: “Italy has failed, we all do a bit of disgust”

“A country that pushes a young boy to make such an extreme gesture is a country that has failed”. Claudio Marchisio, a former Juve player, comments on the suicide of Seid Visin, the twenty-year-old of Ethiopian origins who after a couple of seasons in the Milan youth academy had returned to Nocera Inferiore, where he grew up after being adopted by an Italian family. “I feel disgusted looks at the color of my skin”, writes the young man in a letter in which he explains the reasons for his gesture.

The suicide of Seid Visin, from the Milan youth teams to a victim of racism: “I hear the disgusted looks of people”

by Lucia Landoni

05 June 2021


“We are the country of integration – says Marchisio – when you are a young talent or when you score the decisive goal in an important match, but who refuses to be served in a restaurant by a black guy. We are the country of integration when the athlete wins the medal at the Olympics. We are the country of integration that seeks unlikely Italian origins when the actress who makes us excited wins the Oscar, but who turns up his nose when there are black kids in the classroom with their children “.

“I can’t even imagine – adds the former Juventus player – what SeidVisin felt, but I am sure that a country that pushes a young boy to make such an extreme gesture is a country that has failed. Think about it when you make your jokes. like imbeciles, when you make stupid and cynical speeches about rubber boats and about the color of your skin, especially on social networks. We suck a bit. Everyone. From the center, from the right, from the left “.

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