Former Super Eagles defender, Joseph Yobo has blasted racist remarks from two French doctors amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Recall that the doctors, Jean-Paul Mira and Camille Locht had suggesteed that effectiveness of vaccines should be tested first in Africa.
According to Yobo, no one should say such a thing because black people are human beings as well and discrimination should not be brought into discussions on the pandemic.
He added that Africa has very low cases compared to France, Italy, USA, China, so it makes no sense to test any vaccine on Africans and on the continent.
His words, “It’s absurd to hear a doctor say such a thing and like my other colleagues said, Africa is not a test lab,”
“You don’t even say such a thing because we don’t know the motive behind that or is that how Africa is perceived?
“That is very wrong because we are human beings only that we are black in colour. I’m surprised that discrimination is still coming into this and he shouldn’t have mentioned Africa.
“France are suffering more from the pandemic than Nigeria and Africa. It started in China while Italy and the United States are really suffering, so why choose Africa that has fewer cases?”
“This is what I don’t understand and we have to change our orientation, our leaders must come together and we as a people must promote Africa so that we won’t be looked down upon.
“It is uncalled for, disrespectful and sad; I can’t still find the right words to use but I will back what [Drogba and Eto’o] have said and label that unacceptable.”
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