NAPLES – Amir Gassama , a young player from Gragnano from Guinea, was encircled and beaten after training.
"I do not know why they did it – explains the 19 year old striker to the Messenger – I remember having the strength to call father and ask for help. Then I managed to free myself and I ran away. I just wanted to go home. "
"I was not afraid – he says – in fact, yes, I actually had a little bit of it. I know that in Naples they are not all like that. But I do not understand why all this happened to me. "
To report the attack was the coach of Gragnano: "Amir was attacked and beaten near Piazza Carlo III by a group of racist boys – he has publicly denounced Mr. Campana on their social page – just because it is black leather. There is no better boy than he is. Lurid pigs, you will be accountable to God. You will never take away your smile. I thank Gaetano Di Liddo and his friends for immediate action. I am sickened by this world ".
"I came out of the house like a fury when he phoned me to ask for help – tells the coach – Why did they hurt him? Why all this hate? Amir is a good person. An aggression dictated by racist hatred, that's what it was. You have to call things with your name. It was not a robbery, they did not want to take anything away from him. They just wanted to hit him on his black skin. I was afraid I would not have time to arrive to prevent them from continuing to hurt him, so I called Mr. Gaetano Di Liddo, who could certainly reach Piazza Carlo II before me. When I arrived and I did not find my boyfriend I felt lost. Fortunately, in the meantime he had managed to free himself and go home. "
"I told him – concludes the coach – that when he arrives in Serie A he will have to dedicate his first goal precisely to the criminals who have let us and an evening of terror live".
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