Former Eintracht Frankfurt attacker Anthony Yeboah has revealed how he tried fighting against Racism in Germany together with countryman Anthony Baffoe.
The two ex-Ghanaian Internationals played together in the Bundesliga. ‘
Yeboah who was by then a household name in German football suffered several racial attacks, a similar fate his compatriot Anthony Baffoe saw during his time in the European country.
Efforts to stop the inhumane acts gave them no option than to stand against the actions from fans by embarking on a demonstration.
“You can see is very clear because in Germany they will always be shouting “Nigga out! Nigga out! They throw banana as well so they want to tell you that you are a monkey,” Anthony Yeboah told GTV Sports plus.
“So is not something they hide, is clear, I remember the time I was in Frankfurt myself, Tony Baffoe and one guy called Sule Mansani from Senegal had a demonstration against this thing. We were doing demonstration against all this things.
“The German Football Association also backed us and helped us to do that.”
The former Black Stars striker believes the World Football governing body (FIFA) have been lenient with culprits of such acts.
“They (FIFA) are not serious, when they are serious I think they will issue out proper punishment. They don’t punish anybody, so definitely they (supporters) are going to continue doing it.
“When someone comes to the stadium and camera capture’s anyone involved in racism, it is important to ask the Police to go and arrest the person because FIFA themselves told us is not good to do that so it is very important to arrest anyone who is involve in such acts.”
Anthony Yeboah played for German Clubs FC Saarbrücken, Eintracht Frankfurt and Hamburger SV. Baffoe on the other hand had stints with FC Köln, Rot-Weiß Oberhausen, Stuttgarter Kickers, Fortuna Köln, Fortuna Düsseldorf and FC Metz.