Lee Seung-woo is filing a lawsuit for defamation against local Italian commentators who accused him of eating “dog rolls” on live TV after his goal vs. AC Milan earlier this month. Finally, a Korean player who’s refusing to sit back and take racist remarks…
The racist remark, which refers to a stereotype that Asians love eating dogs, was reportedly made after he had just made his pro debut goal earlier this month vs. AC Milan.
“[The commentators] have harmed my honor and my image as a professional footballer,” Lee was quoted as saying. “It was a sneaky, vulgar attack motivated not by my football performance, but by my belonging to a specific ethnic group. It’s extremely denigrating and humiliating to me and to those in my native country, my people and my land.”
While there have been previous cases of racial discrimination against Asian footballers playing in Europe, Lee Seung-woo is the first to ever take legal action.