Good job, Marc-André Ter Stegen. During a Q&A session on Twitter, the goalkeeper responded to a racist comment by a user who asked whether his teammate, Samuel Umtiti, should continue playing "despite being black."
Social media allows us to express what we want, but for a racist and disrespectful comments such as that - there is no place! https://t.co/gPxQa8ur2P— Marc ter Stegen (@mterstegen1) November 15, 2016
Why would someone ask such a stupid question? Because this is the internet and people are terrible. The user has since deleted the tweet, claiming it was a joke.
First, if your idea of comedy is sending racist comments to football players about their teammates, you must not be a very clever person. The other thing is, "comedy" is not a "get out of jail free" card. You can't just say it's all a joke and expect people to ignore your poor attitude. At some point, you start to wonder if these "jokes" are jokes at all, or just a way to camouflage real ignorance and racism.
Still, it's nice to know the players are smarter than those fans and are not afraid to take a stand against such behavior.