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Spanish referees are racists - Mubarak Wakaso

Published on: 23 November 2012

Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso has accused referees in the Spanish top flight of being racists.

The 22-year-old was responding to the reasons for Espanyol’s shambolic form so far this season at a press conference on Friday morning.

The Barcelona-based club find themselves rock bottom in La Liga with a paltry 9 points out of 12 games.

And in what could attract the fury of referees in La Liga, Wakaso minced no words at all in describing the their discriminative conduct in matches.

“I am sorry to say, but referees draw cards based on the colour of your skin,” the former Villarreal midfielder said.

“I think they respect some players and not others. The game at Mestalla was rubbish.

“Only against Osasuna did we deserve to lose. Every other game was influenced by the referee.”

Wakaso’s comments is likely to attract critical attention from the Spanish authorities who have made conscious efforts to stem out racism in football.


This article has 7 comment(s), give your comment
  • keith from germany says:
    November 24, 2012 09:20 am
    wakaso has to change his style of play.he should not be surprise to be always getting yellow card n red cards. the referees will now have an eye on him.these is wat capiton appiah said.the current b-stars boys dey talk to much.wakaso u are one of my favourite players so pls dont tarnish ur reputation
  • Referee says:
    November 23, 2012 10:10 pm
    Stop blaming refs n accept defeat...whats wrong with you pple!
  • timba says:
    November 23, 2012 09:31 pm
    Talk again my is truth especially when my team almighty madrid is playing that useless team call barce
  • Kwadwo Amaning says:
    November 23, 2012 08:54 pm
    Buga-bugahene like you.... always fouling. it was the same when you were at the yellow submarine. stop shifting the blame man and clean up your game.
  • b4world says:
    November 23, 2012 02:28 pm
    welcome 2 european football,my brah
  • Jaja says:
    November 23, 2012 01:58 pm
    Oh stop victimizing yourself. Try to step out of the role of victimhood and empower yourself!
  • kwame antwi says:
    November 23, 2012 02:15 pm
    don't say that, leave it to your boss