Bananas were thrown at me in Russia - Andre Ayew tells sad story

Bananas were thrown at me in Russia - Andre Ayew tells sad story

- Andre Ayew has narrated how he suffered racial abuse in Russia

- The Black Stars said bananas were thrown at him during a football game

- Ayew currently plays for Swansea City in England

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Black Stars captain, Andre Dede Ayew, has narrated how he suffered racial abuse in Russia during a football game.

The Swansea City star has recounted that he suffered racial abuse during a Europa League game against Zenit St. Petersburg.

Ayew said bananas were thrown at him all through the game and he subsequently requested to be substituted.

Bananas were thrown at me in Russia - Andre Ayew tells sad story

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Speaking to Sky Sports on the growing Black Lives Matter movement, Ayew said everyone must keep fighting till racism is rooted out of the game.

"If you look back to the years before my dad's time, it was even worse than now. These players like my dad paved the way for everyone to come in and prove that black people can do the job in Europe," the 30-year-old said.

"I remember playing in Russia in the Europa League versus [Zenit] St. Petersburg, getting bananas thrown everywhere.

"People have gone through worse, I'm talking about my personal experience, but I've seen friends going through things and I just feel like that's not how it should be.

"We need to make sure that we stamp our foot on the floor and make sure that it changes. Nothing's easy but we need to keep going and not give up in what we believe in. I think that can take the world to another level."

Ayew believes the Black Lives Matter movement will help create an atmosphere of equality for future generations.

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Meanwhile, former Ghanaian international, Michael Essien, has announced he is now part of FC Nordsjælland’s coaching staff for the 2020/21 season in Denmark.

In a post sighted by YEN.com.gh on his personal Twitter handle, Essien indicates that although he is yet to attain a full-coaching license, the experience is part of his development towards that.

In the assistant role, Essien will participate in training alongside the players to help implement the drills and ideas in the best possible way as well as contribute with new input to coaching group evaluations of the training session afterward.

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The former Ghanaian midfielder, who is married to Akosua Puni Essien, started his football career by playing for Liberty Professionals in Ghana.

Essien made his senior team debut in January 2002 and has represented his nation at three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.

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