Willkommen in Salzburg (E/D) – Football and the color of the sport/Fussball und die Farbe des Sports

We all know football is the world’s most popular and beloved sport, but it is also always hounded by racism issues that strike a discordant note to the „beautiful game“. Specifically, we will look at some incidents that marred some of the games in last summer’s European Football Championships, as well as the recent World Cup qualifying rounds, and focus on two prominent black players, namely Mario Balotelli of Italy/Manchester City and David Alaba of Austria/FC Bayern.