Corinthians midfielder Jádson talks racism and reveals scary experience in Ukraine
Corinthians midfielder Jádson has revealed that when he was in Ukraine he and his wife were followed as the 30-year-old discussed racism in Brazil.
Jádson was speaking to SporTV about Santos midfielder Arouca standing up to racism and referee Marcio Chagas.
He said: “What they have done is valid, it is so we can see if it ends in football.”
The Corinthians midfielder then went on to reveal an incident that occurred during his time at Shakhtar Donetsk.
Jádson said: “When I played in Ukraine I also went through a situation like this, not to be insulted but I had a place to go, my wife and I, and a person followed us.
“It’s an annoying situation, my wife was very nervous, we went to the market to buy, and while we did not pay, the person followed us. It is a form of prejudice.”
A former team team mate of Jádson, Luís Fabiano, interestingly questioned whether it is racism in football or just common insulting.
The former Sevilla and national team striker did agree that it is a serious issue though, adding: “I think it’s valid we try to somehow express our indignation against these episodes but I think football is more insulting.
“Is it true or is it racism to insult? No you’re right, but it is not to insult an opponent. In Spain I never experienced it, or here in Brazil but I can not tell you if the guy is really even racist.”