i(Simy) has joined the growing spread of supportive words and actions trailing racist chants hurdled against Napoli star, Kalidou Koulibaly.
Footballive.ng reports that ‘Simy’ is among several soccer stars across the world speaking out against the chants against Koulibaly on Boxing Day by Inter Milan fans.
The Senegal international was a subject of monkey chants from Inter’s fans in an encounter that their team won 1-0 with Lautaro Martinez’s last-gasp effort.
Koulibaly was later sent off after receiving a second yellow card in the closing stages of the tie, as he sarcastically clapped his hands for the referee, immediately after he got his first warning.
In response, several African players, including Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Faouzi Ghoulam, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Kwadwo Asamoah have shown support to Koulibaly.
Also in the rally of support and in the spirit of togetherness with the African stars are Cristiano Ronaldo, Vincent Kompany and Mauro Icardi, hence Nwankwo’s decision not to miss out in condemning the act.
‘Simy’ joined his pals on social media to condemn racism in a show of solidarity for the Senegal international at San Siro.
The Super Eagles’ Russia 2018 World Cup squad member posted words of support with a photo of himself in action against the Senegal star.
He wrote on his Twitter handle simy_official_99: “Super proud of you bro @kkoulibaly26 #respect#saynotoracism.”