Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
“There’s nothing I can do about it. All I can do is pray for them and hope they can become better people.” – Jozy Altidore.
Without exaggeration, this might well be the best video we have ever featured on 101 Great Goals.
It is not a stunning Golazo, amazing save or laugh out loud clip but a phenomenal reaction to yet another ugly racist incident to blight modern football.
USA striker Jozy Altdore was subjected to racial abuse during AZ Alkmaar’s 5-0 mauling of Den Bosch on Wednesday night.
A certain section of the home supporters disgraced themselves with racist songs and monkey chants, forcing the referee to stop the game and Altidore refused to be bowed, telling the referee to play on – video here.
During his post-match interview, Altidore responded to the abuse in the most eloquent classy manner possible.
So calm and composed was Altidore that the interviewer seemed flabbergasted that he wasn’t angry – this interview needs to be seen by as many people as possible.
Jozy Altidore, take a bow son!