Former defender Makhachkala “Anji” and Moscow “Dynamo” Christopher Samba told how he had encountered racism in Russia.

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“Outside of football in Russia as a person I was defending the fact that people knew I was a football player. It helped, but I still had that feeling. How people look at you when you come to some trendy place and even when you just go shopping with my wife… They don’t expect that I can buy the good stuff. It hurts. In the end, I did not buy anything. Why give someone your money when they look at you like you’re worthless just because you’re black? It was difficult”, — quotes the player of The Athletic.

According to him, he was helped by the fact that he had a group of teammates with whom they spent time, but it still hurts more is hidden racism.

“When I take family on vacation and are in business class, to me is a woman and says: “Sorry, economy class is that way”. It hurts,” added Samba.

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