Racism continues to wreak havoc in the world of football and Younès Belhanda does not seem to escape it. The Moroccan international denounced the discriminatory remarks he was subjected to by a member of the disciplinary board of his club Galatasaray.
Treated as “Bedouin” by Cem Emiroğlu, member of the disciplinary council of the yellow-red club, Younès Belhanda was quick to react on social networks and declared that the remarks made by the official were unacceptable.
“The Atlas Lion also expressed his pride in being Moroccan and reiterated his commitment to the Turkish club. “Inadmissible! We first had the right to “negro” from an arbitral body, today we have the right to “Bedouin” from a Member of the Disciplinary Council of Galatasaray! How far will this racism go !!! “, he wrote on his Instagram account, before adding:
“For my part, it is certain that I would never deny my origins. Dear friend, I am certainly a Bedouin but who love and represent Galatasaray ”.
Long linked to a departure from Galatasaray, Younès Belhanda responded on the pitch, scoring a hat-trick in just 16 minutes during a Turkish league meeting against Gençlerbirliği on Saturday.