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Levante’s Papakouli Diop Deals With Racism During Game (Video)
Take, for instance, Papakouli Diop of Levante, who performed a dance in response to some racially-tinged abuse from fans of the opposing Atletico Madrid.
The dance caused some confusion as the whistle blew for full time, since many assumed that Diop was taunting his opponents on the field following a 2-0 victory. Even a prominent sports news Twitter account tweeted about the incident while missing its racial overtones:
PHOTO: Levante's Diop provokes Atlético anger at the final whistle pic.twitter.com/NZuKHRpAIn
— AS English (@English_AS) May 4, 2014
Later, they corrected this based on input from Diop himself, and noted the fan at the top left of the photo who appears to be doing some kind of chimpanzee pantomime. Classy move.
You can see some video of Papkouli Diop’s racism-provoked dance on the field during Levante’s match-up against Atletico Madrid below.
Take that, racists!