AFCON2019: ‘I’m sad to see some African brothers making fun of my physical appearance’- Senegalese footballer, Diatta Krepin slams social media bullies mocking his looks

Senegalese footballer, Krepin Diatta who is currently representing his country at the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt, has spoken about the insults he has been receiving online because of his physical appearance.

The 20-year-old midfielder who plays for Club Brugge KV, became a notable figure after scoring a screamer, his first goal for Senegal against Tanzania during their opening match last Sunday.

While many web users were praising Diatta for his goal, some decided to mock his physical appearance.

One troll even went as far as sharing a photo of Krepin with his beautiful white girlfriend and called them “beauty with a beast”

Reacting to the insults he has been receiving on social media, the 20-year-old wrote in a statement.

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.

KREPIN DIATTA

(LIB)

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in a Nigerian University.

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  1. This is so unfair I feel sorry for him

  2. Chidozie chiazokam jennifer

    Geez he looks scary lol

  3. Omenuko Adaobi Promise

    Guy keep living…dont let anybody tell you what to do

  4. Real definition of black man lol

  5. People should understand that he didn’t create himself but God did.

  6. Okeke Chioma Onyinye

    Guy you didn’t create yourself. Live on and ignore what they are saying

  7. Egbuwalo Teniola Glory

    Don’t let any one put you down

  8. Don’t listen to what people say

  9. My brother life is always in complete.. One can’t have everything at once…so don’t be sad

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