Mario Bawuah Balotelli has joined a group of active and former footballers with African descent namely Patrick Vieira and Samuel Eto’o Fils in a documentary aimed at fighting against racism in the beautiful game.
Balotelli, Eto’o feature in documentary against racism titled ‘I am not a monkey’
Ghanaian born Italian Mario Balotelli is one of the players who have consistently suffered from racism.
Patrick Vieira, who was part of the France team that won the 1998 FIFA World Cup on home soil is a Cameroonian born French.
And Samuel Eto’o Fils from Cameroon who made the headlines for attempting to stage walk-out strike during his playing days at Barcelona over racial chants are the notable names who will join Bario Balotelli in the French documentary titled ‘I am not a monkey.’
The programme will be shown on Canal+ on January 6 and clips have been released in advance.
They include an interview with Italy international Balotelli, who comments on the abuse he has received, including in his own homeland.
“I have nothing against monkeys,” he shrugs. “In fact, I can 100 per cent tell you that monkeys are more intelligent than them (racists).”
"Je ne suis pas un singe", le racisme dans le football. 🎥
Un nouveau documentaire d'@dacourtolivier et @Marc_Sauvourel à découvrir dimanche 6 Janvier à 21H sur @canalplus 📰 : https://t.co/B8HFMj9ni9 pic.twitter.com/i0HLeMkeln
— Canal Football Club (@CanalFootClub) December 23, 2018
The documentary ‘Je ne suis pas un singe’ was made by Marc Sauvourel and former Roma midfielder Olivier Dacourt.