Today footballer Jermain Defoe tweeted a photograph of his mother receiving a ‘Show Racism The Red Card’ award on his behalf at the House of Commons.
Hahahahahahahaha. Is Jermain footballs Malcolm X behind the scenes?
I am just confused right now. Have I missed something here? What has Jermain Defoe (of all people) done to show racism the red card? I don’t ever remember this man passionately speaking out about the problems black footballers face. I don’t remember him saying anything during the John Terry and Anton Ferdinand saga.
Usually footballers like Defoe agree to front these anti-racism campaigns, hold up T-shirt’s with anti-racism slogans on the front during campaign photo shoots and then bury their heads in the sand when it all kicks off John Terry verses Anton Ferdinand style and more recently Tuesday night’s incident in Serbia.
I need a breakdown of what Defoe has done to fight racism in the game. Only then will this award make any sense to me.