French NGO bashes Croatian football team because it is too white
Croatia’s World Cup football team was called “dramatically uniform” and “without colour” (or too white) by a major French ‘anti racist’ NGO, news outlet Valeurs Actuelles reports.
The LICRA (in english : International League against Racism and Antisemitism), is a supposed anti racist organisation. Yet on 15 July remarks made by the organisation regarding Croatia’s football team can only be described as racist.
The LICRA is perhaps the most influential of all anti racist NGOs in France, having the right to sue anyone they deem racist.
Prior to the World Cup final on Sunday, the LICRA Parisian Federation posted a Facebook message praising the French team as being “multicolour”, “multi ethnic” and bashed the Croatia team, calling them “dramatically uniform and without colour”.
“Today’s match stands out historically and sociologically… The French team, who is multicolour, multi ethnic, is facing a Croatian team dramatically uniform, … without colour, without savour, rich only to itself … “
Even after deleting the post due to backlash received, it was replaced with an even more controversial post accusing Croatia’s team of being cosy with the mafia.