McKenzie and other teammates were called “monkeys” and other racial slurs
United States national team and former Philadelphia Union defender Mark McKenzie is speaking out to condemn racial abuse targeted toward him and his teammates at last weekend’s CONCACAF Nations League final.
“I’ve been debating on whether I post anything about what’s been going on because I don’t want to take attention away from Sunday incredible moments that occurred on Sunday,” McKenzie wrote. “HOWEVER, the racial abuse and attacks on myself, my teammates, and our families just isn’t acceptable — not as athletes, not as HUMANS.”
— Mark McKenzie (@markmckenzie4_) June 9, 2021