Senegalese footballer, Krepin Diatta who currently plays in the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt, has shared his thoughts about social media bullies who have been coming for him because of his physical appearance.
The 20-year-old midfielder hit the limelight after he scored his first goal for Senegal against Tanzania during their opening match last Sunday.
While the footballer was being praised for the goal, others took solace in slamming him for his look.
A troll even went as far as to share a photo of Krepin with his beautiful white girlfriend and tagged them “beauty with a beast”
Reacting to the insults, Krepin in a statement said;
I AM VERY SAD TO SEE MY AFRICAN BROTHERS MAKING FUN OF ME,
I WORK FOR OUR BEAUTIFUL AND DEAR AFRICA CONTINENT AND WHAT I RECEIVE IN RETURN ARE ONLY INSULTS, MOCKERY FROM MY BROTHERS
THIS IS TOO BAD OF YOU AND RACISM COMES FROM THERE, I NEED YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT, NOT INSULTS, THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTS ME.
IT IS ONLY GOD WHO GIVES ME STRENGTH AND I AM PROUD OF MY PHYSICAL APPEARANCE YOUR MOCKERY WON’T CHANGE ANYTHING IN MY LIFE.
BUT ONE THING FOR SURE, WE ARE ALL AFRICANS.