A soccer team in Germany turned all its players into black on the official photo of the club, and posted it on its own Facebook account.
Deinster SV had good intentions; the gesture was meant to show support for two of their own players, Sudanese refugees, who were racially harassed at a local Easter celebration in their town. One of them, Emad Babiker, was then later « pushed to the ground and beaten » in the altercation.
The caption on the post reads « Violence against refugees is pathetic. Emad and Amar, you are one of us just like everyone else and we’re happy you are with us. » The team’s coach, Soenke Kreibich, supported photoshopping the team picture, saying « It should make it clear that Emad and Amar are an inherent part of our team, and not a minority on whom you can use violence to let off your personal frustration. »
It’s remarkable that this idea passed through an entire sports organization and made it out into the world.
Source: VICE Sports