Ex-England Star Regrets Supporting Former Teammate Who
Allegedly Racially Abused Joseph Yobo
Previous England midfielder Kieron Dyer accepts he was ‘utilized’ by Newcastle to safeguard partner Emre Belozoglu from charges of prejudice against previous Nigeria commander, Joseph Yobo, since he is dark.
Emre was accused of utilizing racially bothered language towards Everton safeguard Jospeh Yobo during a Premier League coordinate on December 30, 2006.
As per the Daily Mail, Emre was affirmed to have called Yobo ‘a f***ing n*****’. Yobo didn’t hear what Emre said however Tim Howard and Joleon Lescott blamed the Turkey midfielder for supremacist misuse.
He was cleared in March 2007 and Dyer has clarified how, looking back, he is awkward with how he was utilized as a component of Emre’s protection.
‘There was a period at Newcastle, we played Everton away and we had Emre and there was a gigantic conflict with him and Yobo and Joleon Lescott was going f****** ballistic,’ Dyer disclosed to The Kick Off.
‘He was stating, “He (Emre) has said something supremacist regarding Yobo’, and they were attempting to get to him in the passage. I’ve never observed Joleon so distraught. They detailed it to the ref and there was a major, enormous FA hearing.
‘Since I was on the pitch and most likely in light of the fact that I was dark, Newcastle requested that I go as an observer to Emre. I went and I needed to come clean, which was I didn’t hear anything bigot. I recounted to my side of the story.
‘The more I consider that, just from Joleon’s response, he wouldn’t go frantic for that and realizing what I do now and developing, I truly lament heading off to that conference. Despite the fact that Emre was in my group, despite the fact that I didn’t hear nothing. You don’t have that response in vain.’
At the point when he was inquired as to whether he believed he was utilized by Newcastle, Dyer stated: ‘obviously I was. Obviously I was. Emre was a partner and a companion and I didn’t hear nothing, it wasn’t care for I lied on vow for him. I didn’t hear nothing.
‘Be that as it may, recognizing what I know and simply observing the response, if that had happened the manner in which I am today, seeing Joleon’s response and the club requested that I be an observer, I’d state no.’
Emre in every case wildly denied the claims. His specialist, Ahmet Bulut, revealed to The Guardian: ‘He is along these lines, so resentful in light of the fact that this is the first run through in quite a while entire vocation or life that anything like this has been said about him.
‘He is completely upset however realizes these cases are false.’
Emre was likewise joined at the conference by then Newcastle director Glenn Roeder, executive Freddy Shepherd, head working official Russell Cushing and partner Nicky Butt. Match ref Dermot Gallagher didn’t hear any supremacist misuse however was educated regarding the occurrence and detailed it to the FA.
At the point when he was cleared, an announcement from a FA disciplinary commission stated: ‘Having heard all the proof introduced, and having respect to the standard of evidence concurred with both the FA and Newcastle United, we were not fulfilled that the charge was demonstrated.’
Just as the Yobo occurrence, Emre was likewise blamed for racially manhandling Bolton forward El-Hadji Diouf in October 2006.
In March 2007, Emre again confronted a charge of bigotry, this time from Watford protector Alhassan Bangura.
Later in his profession, Emre was given an over multi month suspended jail sentence for a supremacist affront he utilized against Didier Zokora during a counterpart for Fenerbahce against Trabzonspor in April 2012.
The court said the Fenerbahce midfielder’s demonstration established an affront wrongdoing of ‘strict, bigot, ethnic, chauvinist or partisan separation’.