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Sunil Chhetri on racism: Looking down on somebody on basis of colour, caste or religion doesn’t make sense

Sharing his ideas on racism, India soccer captain Sunil Chhetri mentioned more often than not racism occurs due to ignorance.

ndian soccer captain Sunil Chhetri on Thursday mentioned racism is rooted in ignorance as he provided his views on the raging situation that has triggered violent protests internationally following African-American George Floyd’s dying within the US.

Asked about his ideas on incidents of racism, Chhetri mentioned, “It hurts me like anybody else. It is unhealthy. But most of time, it is because of ignorance, it’s due to not realizing.

“If you catch a person who is talking these things (racist remarks) you will find he is ignorant and not knowing the things,” Chhetri mentioned throughout a Live Chat on Indian soccer crew Facebook web page.

“You are looking down somebody on the basis of colour or caste or religion, it does not make any sense. There is no logic or truth in that, it should not be done,” he added.

Several worldwide cricketers just like the West Indies duo of former World Cup-winning captain Darren Sammy and star batsman Chris Gayle have come ahead and alleged racial abuse after Floyd’s dying by the hands of a white police officer.

Sammy, whereas commenting on the protests, had spoken about being known as ‘Kalu’ — a derogatory phrase to explain black folks — whereas enjoying within the Indian Premier League.

Chhetri mentioned if extra persons are made conscious and educated concerning the situation, the incidents of abuse may also go down.

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