Junior Stanislas hails his ‘one-in-a-million twins’ with differing skin tones and reveals only one has suffered racism despite being ‘exactly the same race’ – as he speaks out about disgusting racist abuse he and his family received on Twitter
- Junior Stanislas has spoken out for the first time since suffering racist abuse
- Bournemouth winger has given insight into experiences of nine-year-old twins
- He admitted only one has suffered racism despite being ‘exactly the same race’
Bournemouth winger Junior Stanislas has spoken out for the first time since being subjected to racist slurs and insults about his family.
The 31-year-old suffered racial abuse by an individual on Twitter after scoring the Cherries’ winning goal in the 1-0 Championship victory at the bet365 Stadium last Saturday.
Stanislas has given an insight into the experiences of his nine-year-old twins – Jacob and Alex. He has hailed his ‘one-in-a-million twins’ and admitted only one has suffered racism despite being ‘exactly the same race’.
Junior Stanislas gave insight into experiences of nine-year-old twins – Jacob and Alex (above)
The winger admitted only one has suffered racism despite being ‘exactly the same race’
‘The difficult thing with my sons are, them being twins, they’re sort of one-in-a-million twins,’ he told Sky Sports.
‘One is my colour, dark hair, dark eyes, the other has white skin, blonde hair, blue eyes.
‘The sad fact of the matter is one of them has already seen racism, and I’m sure will see it throughout his life, and the other one – although they’re exactly the same race – will never see it and never experience it, which is a real shame.’
Stanislas was sent sickening racial abuse after scoring Bournemouth’s winner at Stoke
Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake condemned the racial abuse following the win at Stoke, calling it ‘disgusting and completely intolerable’.
Blake vowed to do all the club can in identifying the person concerned and wants the ‘strongest possible action’ taken against them.
Twitter have suspended the account in question but Stanislas revealed that he wpudl be open to meeting the individual in person.
‘Yeah, for sure [I would meet face to face]. I have no idea who he was, whether he was young, old, or anything like that,’ he added.
‘I just don’t understand it, personally. I’m mixed race, so have a black dad and a white mum, so racism to me I’ve never understood it.
‘It would be nice to get the viewpoint of someone who is saying these sort of things and know how their mind works, what goes on, why they feel like because someone’s a certain skin colour they have the right to say things about them. Although we’re exactly the same person, we just have a different skin colour. It’s crazy to me.’