Racism: Juan Jesus ready to go to court against Francesco Acerbi


By: Manu Tournoux

There are strong images on social networks. Juan Jesus chose a photo with very strong symbolic value. A clenched fist upwards, in black and white, as the new photo on his Instagram profile, which represents the fight against racism in all its forms, like that of Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the Mexico Olympic Games in 1968. The Naples defender also stepped up to the plate, joining in a gesture which at the time recalled Black Power, the mantra of movements for the emancipation of African-Americans. A striking way of expressing his silent pain, after the acquittal of Francesco Acerbi, accused of having addressed a racist insult to him.

But the story could go much further. According to information from Gazzetta dello Sport, Juan Jesus does not want to let this happen and be seen as a liar in the eyes of all of Europe. So he is even considering filing a criminal complaint against Acerbi. A possibility that the player is considering with his entourage and his agent Roberto Calenda. Present at the Napoli training center in Castel Volturno, the Brazilian learned the news at the end of a training session. Sad and touched, he was comforted by all his teammates. His club quickly communicated, providing its unconditional support to its player. He can also count on President Aurelio De Laurentiis who had already protested in the past over police violence against African-Americans.

Leave a Comment