Players' Views


Anita Asante

England


When high profile figures like Mido come into the game they tend to stand out in isolation from the rest, which is something that shouldn’t happen. You have to treat people how you want to be treated yourself, that’s important and that’s how I treat other people no matter what religion or ethnic culture they come from. I have relatives who are Muslim and so I understand their perspectives and points of view, and it’s a shame in the political climate with what’s going on that those particular feelings have arisen, and in Mido’s case it’s escalated on a bigger scale in the media where everyone can overtly see it but hopefully as soon as people learn about other people’s cultures they’ll gain a greater understanding and won’t be so negative.

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