Corriere dello Sport have claimed that their ‘Black Friday’ headline was “turned into poison by those who have poison inside”.
The Italian publication were responding to racism allegations after they were previewing the upcoming game between Inter Milan and Roma and used photos of former Manchester United players Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku under the headline ‘Black Friday’.
Not a single soul:
Corriere dello Sport headline writer: pic.twitter.com/u2xpMLV5IH
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) December 5, 2019
There is now a response on the Corriere dello Sport website, after significant backlash from the footballing world, reported by Sport Witness.
The statement read: “Digital platforms? I would say dustbins. Made up of noble grudges. Cheap indignation. A nice thought a day keeps the doctor away.
“Armies of right-minded people flock to the web these days to die their beautiful souls white.
“Having identified the racist on duty, go, two strokes on the keyboard… you feel yourself to be a better man in a better world.
“White, black, yellow. Denying the difference is the typical obvious stumbling block of anti-racism racism.
“Black Friday… was and is only the praise of difference, the pride of difference, the magnificent wealth of difference.
“Transformed into poison by those who have the poison inside.”