Ex-Blackstars defender John Paintsil has disclosed that he suffered discrimination when he first joined the senior national team camp
Racism and any other form of discrimination has been a canker that world football governing body is doing its best to eradicate from football. The discussion here has always been players who suffer racism in Europe believing that such discrimination is not in our local league
But speaking in an interview with Accra based radio station the former Fulham Star said, racism is very real in our league and at our national team camps and went on to revealed that he suffered such phenomenon himself when he first had his call up and had to fight a colleague at some point
“I experienced segregation even at the Black Stars camp. Some team mates had issues with why players Who come from certain parts of the country.”-Painstil on Angel Fm Accra
“When I joined the Black Stars at one point I had to fight a team mate who looked down on me just because of where I come from.”he ended
The former Berekum Arsenal full back said he’s suffered abuse both in Europe and in Ghana here but conceded he was hurt the most with the one he suffered in Ghana league.
“The most painful and hurful part of segregation I have endured was here in Ghana when a team mate called me a monkey from Berekum.”