Trevor Noah accused of racism after joking ‘Africa won the World Cup’ and here is his response

The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, was accused of racism after he claimed Africa won the World Cup because of the large number of black players in the French national team.

Of the 23-man group, 16 have African roots of some sort, although the captain, goalscorer and striker are of European heritage.

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Noah said in a segment on his show on Monday;

 ‘Africa won the World Cup.’

‘I get it, they have to say it’s the French team. ‘

‘But look at those guys. You don’t get that tan by hanging out in the south of France, my friends.’

‘Basically if you don’t understand, France is Africans’ backup team. Once Senegal and Nigeria got knocked out, that’s who we root for.’

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Trevor’s remarks caused international outrage when French football fans took to Twitter to blast him.

People claimed that he was racist.

The uproar caused the French Ambassador to US to respond to Trevor to defend the French team.

Where he accused Noah of denying the players’ legitimacy of being French citizens.

However,the South African,Trevor Noah,called him out on his double standards by responding and saying;

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Find out why legendary commentator Peter Drury has Kenyan women watching the World Cup

Peter Drury has been termed passionate, wondrous, colourful, poetic, brilliant and a man capable of making the World Cup exciting, whether one’s team is losing or winning.

His descriptions of games are why women in Kenya and other parts of the world are crazy for him … and the World Cup.

The Sun said Drury’s “flowery descriptions from Russia are proving so popular that he is regularly a trending topic in Africa”.

The news agency highlighted a description of a 2010 game at which South Africa took the lead against Mexico.

Drury was quoted as saying: ‘Goal Bafana Bafana! Goal for South Africa! Goal for all of Africa! Rejoice!’

During the England-Croatia semi-final, which Croatia won to reach the final against France, Drury said: “French players somewhere in a hotel room wishing this goes on till 3 am, and that no one will be able to walk at the end of it.”

The game went into extra time.

Drury also said: “Tonight, the Croats roar on, a roar which they ripped out of England’s throat. The Three Lions were toothless, voiceless and their dream in tatters. It’s not coming home, Britain, it has just limped away, maybe forever.

Drury, 50, claims he started out by commentating on his mum’s ironing and later learned how to express himself on the microphone.

Regardless of how he picked up the skill, the commentator has left many women, and men, pleased.

One ‘Miss P’ wrote on Twitter that she wants the man to commentate when she gives birth.

Liza Namasiku said: “If Peter Drury opens up a church, I will join.”

Regarding the Croatia thrashing, a Kenyan on social media said it was as if the commentator was ” reading a eulogy for a dying legacy of England”.

Seve Lebonyo wrote: “Meet Peter Drury who is imply of a class … What a joy to listen to his commentaries.”

He added: “The guy is well-equiped with relevant knowledge, skills and experience that bring the best into football commentaries. The World Cup finale awaits you. Make us go crazy, that night, that moment.”

Maina Mungai termed Drury phenomenal and “from another planet”.

“In the wise words of the modern day philosopher, Peter Drury … glorious … to die for .. to smile about … just to enjoy.” Grace Kerongo said.

Kan Ozturk added: “Best football commentator there is out there. And now he has Kenyan women all in a swoon.”

On Spain’s loss to Russia, the commentator will be remembered for saying: “Spain on the plane, or Spain in the Russian rain…”

During Champions league, when Roma produced an incredible comeback to beat Barcelona 3-0 and reach the semi-finals, Drury said “Roma have risen from their ruins” and that the unthinkable had unfolded.

“This was not meant to happen, this could not happen, this is happening,” he said, sensationally.

He also said: “Barcelona, extraordinarily, (are) eight minutes from elimination. (Roma boss Eusebio) Di Francesco does not know where to go, (Andres) Iniesta does not know where to look. It’s a Greek from Mount Olympus, who has come to the Seven Hills of Rome and pulled off miracle.”

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Iranian women were allowed into Azadi stadium in Tehran, first time since 1981 on Wednesday.

Iranian women were allowed into the national stadium in Tehran for the first time in 37 years on Wednesday night.

They were part of a crowd of thousands that packed into the Azadi stadium to watch Iran take on former World Cup winners Spain on huge television screens.

Police initially barred women from entering, saying they did not have the ‘infrastructure’ in place to deal with such an event, before the country’s interior minister intervened.

A correspondent, said that many women had already gone home or failed to turn up because of police hostility, but some did make it inside for the historic night.

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Also according to Daily Mail, the news was initially reported by Open Stadiums, which describes itself as: ‘A movement of Iranian Women seeking to end discrimination.’

In addiction the twitter account of Iran’s national team even shared an image of the historic moment.

The issue has become increasingly hot in recent years, with female protesters dressing up as men in order to sneak themselves inside the stadium.

Thousands also flocked to watch Iran play in Russia, knowing the Moscow authorities would not stop them, while those back home complained of the ban.

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Women were last allowed inside the stadium on October 5, 1981, to watch the Tehran derby before being banned as part of sweeping reforms that took place in the wake of the Iranian revolution.

The revolution saw the pro-Western but largely corrupt monarchy ousted in favour of an Islamist government that immediately declared the country an Islamic republic.

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Rights previously granted to women were abolished, conservative forms of Islamic dress enforced, and religious brigades dispatched to patrol the streets to enforce the new order.

However, Iran has been undergoing change in recent years, with women allowed back into stadium to watch some – but not all – sports.

If February this year, women were admitted to watch a basketball match at the Azadi sports complex, though not inside the main stadium itself.

Women will be allowed to drive for the first time in the Arab kingdom from this month, while they have already been allowed into cinemas and sports stadiums.

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Outrage over Lord Sugar’s ‘racist’ image tweet of Senegal’s World Cup squad.

Lord Alan Sugar today sparked a huge race row after he posted a racist tweet comparing the Senegal World Cup squad to black beach sellers.

As reported on Daily Mail, hundreds of people immediately slammed the 71-year-old Apprentice host, but he initially failed to back down, calling the reaction ‘OTT’ to what was a ‘bloody joke’.

The tweet was eventually removed 23 minutes later – but Lord Sugar insisted this was only because it was ‘interpreted in the wrong way as offensive by a few people’.

However, 82 minutes after posting the initial message, he admitted the tweet was ‘misjudged’ and his ‘attempt at humour has backfired’, saying he was ‘very sorry’.

Lord Sugar’s position as host of the popular BBC TV programme – which has run for 13 seasons so far, with another on screen this autumn – could now come into doubt.

2234649158_2034267553559098_601338371112960000_nLord Sugar wrote above the image: ‘I recognise some of these guys from the beach in Marbella. Multi tasking resourceful chaps.’

But the post was then deleted – and Lord Sugar said: ‘Just been reading the reaction to my funny tweet about the guy on the beach in Marbella .

‘Seems it has been interpreted in the wrong way as offensive by a few people. Frankly I can’t see that I think it’s funny. But I will pull it down if you insist.’

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However, 82 minutes after posting the first message, he tweeted: ‘I misjudged me earlier tweet. It was in no way intended to cause offence, and clearly my attempt at humour has backfired. I have deleted the tweet and am very sorry.’

He had also tweeted, to a follower who asked when he would apologise: ‘I can’t see what I have to apologise for… you are OTT… it’s a bloody joke.’

In another post in response to someone who had said it was ‘not an OK tweet’, Lord Sugar wrote: ‘why not, it is meant to be funny… for God’s sake.’

Sugar later told Mirror Online: ‘It was meant as a joke. Someone sent me the picture and I tweeted. People know I have fought against racism for years .

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‘I sincerely didn’t think this could be interpreted in any other way other than funny. However, due to the comments on Twitter I pulled it down.’

The BBC, who broadcast The Apprentice, were preparing a statement today. It is not yet known whether Scotland Yard are investigating the tweet.

Some Twitter followers compared Lord Sugar to Roseanne Barr, the US sitcom star who was dropped by her network after an outcry following a racist tweet.

Others were urging the public to complain to the House of Lords Commissioner for Standards over the tweet. Lord Sugar joined the House of Lords in 2009.

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Among the 23 players in the World Cup squad for Senegal, who beat Poland 2-1 yesterday, seven are based in England – including five in the Premier League.

They are Idrissa Gueye of Everton, Cheikhou Kouyaté of West Ham United, Alfred N’Diaye of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sadio Mané of Liverpool.

The other two Senegal players based in England are Badou Ndiaye and Mame Biram Diouf, who both play for Stoke City in the Football League Championship.

BBC World News presenter Babita Sharma said it was a ‘shocking, vile tweet that you take a screen grab of because you know it will soon be deleted’.

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Kayode Modupe-Ojo, a British-Nigerian entrepreneur, tweeted: ‘If that Alan Sugar tweet was real then ladies and gentlemen… you just had a small insight into the type of ‘undercover racism’ black people face daily. As a black African man I am genuinely upset, offended and disappointing in you, Lord Sugar.’

Bookmaker Paddy Power slashed the odds on Lord Sugar to not appear on the next series of The Apprentice from 20/1 to evens today.

Lord Sugar is also now rated at 5/1 to delete his Twitter account before next year.

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REVEALED: Popular National Teams Most Kenyan Fathers Are Supporting In 2018 World Cup

Just four days into the much anticipated 2018 Fifa World Cup tournament, it is fair to say that the fever is real and it is escalating by every match that passes.

As the world marks international father’s day, we take a look at the popular teams which most of them (aged over half a century) will be rallying behind.

  1. Brazil

Brazil is one of the most popular teams in the 2018 world ccup tournament, which is staged in Russia.

This is because the Selecao (team’s nickname) are the only team to have taken part in every single World Cup since 1930, with this year’s event becoming their 21st appearance in as many tournaments.

Hence why many dads would support them since they have been following the yellow blues for as long as they can remember and they know the danger they pose, given that they are regarded as one of the favorites to win the 2018 world cup.

Brazil are also the most successful team in the world with 5 World Cup trophies.

2. Germany

Speaking of successful teams, Germany is the second most successful nation with four golden trophies and this puts them as one of the most supported teams by Kenyan dads.

Having won the trophy in; 2014, 1990, 1974 and 1954, it is easy to tell that they would rather support a team which they saw tearing others apart than risk with newbies.

Argentina

Having won the world cup in 1978 and 1986, Kenyan dads know very well that Diego Maradona won’t be there to do his thing for the current generation, but they know that he has already inspired the likes of Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain to better their results from 2014 where they lost in the finals against Germany.

Uruguay

Uruguay might be one of the most hated national teams by Kenyans and Africans as a whole after Luis Suarez’s dirty tricks stopped Ghana from becoming the first African team to make into World Cup semi finals in 2010.

With the wound yet to heal, it’s safe to say they still have attracted a number of Kenyan dads thanks to their array of talent in; Luis Suarez, Diego Godin and Edison Cavani who are proven winners.

England

The three lions might have won the tournament just once in 1966, but many dads are behind the men whom they follow in the English premier league every weekend.

Well which team is your dad supporting?

 

Brace Yourselves! This Is What Kenyan Dads Will Be Doing At Home During This World Cup Period

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4 years of patiently waiting, the world cup is finally here! Yes the biggest showpiece in the world is already underway and yes that is the sole reason why your beloved dad is now coming home early than ever.

The greatest footballing show piece kicked off on Thursday, June 14, 2018 and will run till 15th July, 2018.

Millions of Kenyans have either become first time TV owners or upgraded their sets to ‘accommodate’ their football needs for the next four weeks. Fans across the world have also bought football kits in support of their favorite nations.

With billions of eyes expected to follow the showpiece, we are bound to experience happiness, disappointment, anger as well as hilarious moments from the fans, or rather from our football loving dads.

With the World Cup getting juicier each day, I assure you that our dads will not be leaving the living room any time soon and with some already enjoying their leave days, these are some of the things you should expect from your dad.

Early home arrivals

If your daddy used to arrive home jaded and stressed just minutes to mid night after you have enjoyed your series and tele novellas, those days are gone now. He will be showing up hours earlier than anyone just to catch his favorite matches with games kicking off as early as 3pm.

Football themed decorations

If your living room is full of family portraits, do not act surprised when your die hard football loving dad ‘suspends’ a couple of them just to create room for some art works, flags or even scarfs of the nation he’s backing to bag the World Cup trophy.

Remote manager

When any match kicks off and your interests don’t match your daddy’s, you better keep off the living room or rather forget the TV remote control ever existed. This is because your dad would rather walk with it in his pocket to the washroom than let anyone disrupt his ‘therapy’.

Nyama season!

Do you know what will make you start thanking God for World Cup? The fact that your dad will make sure he does everything to make it up to you for endlessly feeding you with football.

And one way he would easily do that is by ensuring your meat intake doubles since who said football and nyama are not a match made in heaven? So time to meat up!

Fridge stocked with alcohol and refreshments

To add to nyama, dads know way too well that as much as water is essential to the body, the liver kind of understands that a beer or two accompanied by nyama works like a doctor’s prescription. So it’s time to create room in your fridges because daddy is about to fill it with his favorite poison.

 

Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania advance in World Cup

Ethiopia won, Kenya drew and Tanzania lost Sunday in 2018 World Cup qualifiers as they secured second-round places with aggregate victories.

A first-minute goal helped Ethiopia to a 3-0 second-leg win over minnows Sao Tome e Principe in Addis Ababa and a 3-1 overall success after suffering a shock first-leg loss.

Kenya were booed by increasingly frustrated supporters in Nairobi as woeful finishing by the hosts allowed Mauritius to escape with a 0-0 draw having crumbled 5-2 at home last Wednesday.

Tanzania conceded a late first-half goal to lose 1-0 in Malawi, but progressed thanks to a 2-0 victory in Dar es Salaam four days ago.

Ethiopia face Congo-Brazzaville, Kenya meet Cape Verde and Tanzania play top-ranked African team Algeria during November in a second home-and-away qualifying round.

Another 10 second-leg fixtures are scheduled for Tuesday after which there will be 40 African contenders left for five places at the World Cup in Russia.

The top 27 ranked African teams when the draw was made in Saint Petersburg three months ago received first-round byes, including Algeria and Cup of Nations title-holders Ivory Coast,

Tanzania dominated the first leg against Malawi and could have won by more than the two goals Mbwana Samata and Thomas Ulimwengu scored.

But the Taifa Stars were soon on the defensive at the Kamuzu Stadium in Malawi commercial capital Blantyre with Ally Mustafa making several reflex saves, and the post coming to his aid.

The goalkeeper had no chance ot preventing the Flames taking the lead after 43 minutes, though, when a deflected John Banda shot looped into the net.

Malawi dominated second-half territory and possession and Banda came close several times to snatching a second goal that would have taken the tie to a penalty shootout.

Kenyan supporters went to the Kasarani Stadium expecting to see the Harambee Stars score goals after an unexpectedly easy 5-2 away win over the Mauritians.

However, a string of brilliant saves from man-of-the-match Kevin Jean-Louis, the woodwork, and some woeful finishing resulted in a goalless second leg.

Discontent among the crowd reached a peak after 73 minutes when Kevin Amwayi blazed a half-chance over the crossbar and calls for his substitution were heeded soon after.

Sao Tome created the biggest shock of the first legs by snatching a late 1-0 victory over Ethiopia, but surrendered that advantage when Dawit Fekadu scored within 60 seconds of the return game.

Gatoch Panom converted an early second-half penalty to put Ethiopia two goals ahead on the day and one in front on aggregate.

Ramkel Lok made the tie safe for the Ethiopians with a third goal 15 minutes from time at Addis Ababa Stadium.

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Germany’s World Cup hangover concerns Loew

Eight months after the champagne corks popped following their World Cup triumph in Rio de Janeiro, head coach Joachim Loew has cause for concern as Germany’s Brazil 2014 hangover continues.

Only Lukas Podolski’s 81st-minute equaliser prevented Germany suffering a shock defeat to Asian champions Australia in Kaiserslautern on Wednesday in a 2-2 friendly draw.

Next comes Sunday’s Euro 2016 qualifier away to second-from-bottom Georgia with Germany in the unusual position of joint second in Group D, three points behind leaders Poland and level on seven with Scotland and Ireland.

But what would normally be anticipated in Germany as a routine win, now looks like a challenging away tie.

“We need to increase the tension and tackle the game there with more concentration,” insisted Loew.

“I am always prepared to take risks in friendly games, but we can no longer do that now in qualifiers.”

Loew knows Germany can ill afford to drop more Euro 2016 qualifying points with key matches against Poland, Scotland and Ireland coming up this autumn.

After more than eight years in charge of the national side, this is the first time Germany are not dominating their qualification group for a major tournament under Loew.

A precarious 2-1 win over Scotland last September was followed by October’s 2-0 defeat to Poland in Warsaw — Germany’s first loss to their neighbours in 19 meetings — and a draw at home to Ireland.

The world champions then laboured when minnows Gibraltar were seen off 4-0 in Nuremberg in November, which the visitors’ coach Allen Bula, who was recently sacked, hailed as “great result” for the part-timers, who had previously been thrashed 7-0 by both Ireland and Poland.

After Germany finishing 2014 with a 1-0 friendly win over a depleted Spain on a rain-drenched night in Vigo, Loew promised changes and significant improvements in 2015.

But his pre-match comment that they are a long way from where they were at the World Cup was only confirmed by Germany’s performance against Australia.

Marco Reus’ early goal was cancelled out by James Troisi’s header five minutes before the break, then Socceroos’ captain Mile Jedinak crashed in a free-kick on 50 minutes to put Australia 2-1 up before Podolski rescued the draw.

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Loew’s new-look three-man defence, which lasted 45 minutes, struggled to contain the Socceroos, while the experiment of using attacking midfielders Reus and Mario Goetze up front failed to sparkle, save for Reus’ early goal.

“These things don’t just work at the press of a button,” insisted the 55-year-old Loew.

“When you want to make changes, it’s necessary to give them time — we need matches and training sessions.”

Granted, Loew had barely a day to work with his squad, several of whom were involved in Sunday’s Bayern Munich-Borussia Moenchengladbach German league clash, but the purpose and poise which swept them to a fourth World Cup title is still lacking, seven games into their reign as world champions.

Loew is likely to revert to a four-man defence in Tsibili and will welcome back World Cup-winners Manuel Neuer, Thomas Mueller, Toni Kroos, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng, who all sat out the Australia draw.

In scoring for the 48th time for Germany on his 122nd appearance, Podolski bettered both Rudi Voeller and Jurgen Klinsmann’s goal tally in the famous white shirt.

It boosted the 29-year-old, who has been much maligned in the Italian media after poor performances since joining Inter Milan in January from Arsenal.

“I’m always in a good mood, should I stick my head in the ground and stop playing football?” he told reporters when quizzed about the situation in Milan.

But Germany can ill afford a fresh mishap on Sunday.

As Podolski put it: “If we don’t get the three points, things won’t look too dramatic — but they won’t look good for us either.”

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EPL chief prefers the world cup to be played in summer

Comments from soccer officials have indicated the tournament could be moved to the winter due to the region’s extreme summer heat, even though such a move would cause scheduling conflicts with domestic leagues, including the Premier League, which runs from August to May.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter says that he prefers that the cup be played in November and December, citing the Winter Olympics.

Speaking to BBC  “We cannot play the World Cup in summer,” said Blatter. “The date which is the most convenient is the end of the year because to play at the beginning of 2022 is when the Winter Olympics take place.”

The Association of European Professional Football Leagues, which includes the Premier League, is adamant that the tournament played in the “summer period.

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Chile keen to host 2030 FIFA World Cup

Chile are keen to host the 2030 World Cup finals their newly re-elected football federation (ANFP) president announced on Monday.

Sergio Jadue, who was re-elected to his post as president of the ANFP on Monday, said they could do it either on their own — which would be the second time in their history as they hosted the 1962 finals — or jointly with Uruguay.

“We have spoken with all the main people, the president of Conmebol (the regional confederation), the president of FIFA (Sepp Blatter) and members of the FIFA executive committee about the possibility of hosting it either alone or with Uruguay,” Jadue said after the election where he was the only candidate.

Jadue said he would be in a better position to focus on the possibility of hosting the 2030 edition after Chile organises next year’s Copa America and the Under-17 World Championships.

“If we succeed with the Copa and the Under-17 tournament that will give us a solid base to bid when it becomes South America’s turn once again to host the World Cup,” he said.

 

‘If Brazil don’t win I will climb mountain in a thong’

Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org

Most football fans had a punt on the World Cup, but Jon Jolley had more to lose than most.

After betting £100 on Brazil to win for the fifth time – with top striker Neymar claiming the golden boot – at 20-1, the Arsenal fan thought he was on to a sure thing.

So much so, Jolley, from Wrexham, boasted: ‘If Brazil doesn’t win the world cup I will climb Snowdon in a thong.’

Fast-forward to July 22 – weeks after Brazil was mercilessly thrashed 7-1 by Germany in the semi-finals – and the 29-year-old kept his promise.

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