(CNN)It was a moment that shocked European football. Christian Kabasele, who was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, scored for Genk against Standard Liege in October 2015 and celebrated with a monkey imitation. His celebration was in protest of the monkey chants he’d been subjected to by some Kortrijk fans in September 2015 in another Belgium Pro League game. The Belgium Pro League did not immediately respond to CNN Sport’s request for comment, though the Royal Belgium Football Association pointed to projects that it has introduced to combat racism earlier this year. However, Kabasele, who now plays for Watford in the English Premier League, says the racist abuse he’s received over social media is often worse than when he’s been targeted in the stadium. Christian Kabasele has experienced racism both on and off the pitch. READ: Why English football can’t afford another ‘lost generation’ of Black coaches Read More ‘It’s quite crazy’ The 29-year-old has been a strong voice in the fight against racism given his experiences during his professional career. Kabasele says he’s received numerous abusive posts on his personal social media accounts and the Watford player urged platforms to do more in tackling the issue. “When you’re… Read full this story
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