details of interview
Role of the Interviewed: amateur football player
Type of radicalization: ethnic discrimination
Historical period collocation: 2016-2018
Date/Country of the Interview: 28/09/2018, Greece
Interviewer: KEAN – Cell of Alternative Youth Activities
I am not totally aware of radicalization, how to identify signs and how to contribute to the prevention of the phenomenon, but during the 2 last years I am witnessing situations which from my personal point of view and experience may be the start of radicalization.
Hence, they are also participating in sports teams and sport clubs. However, they are facing several discriminatory behaviours and incidents almost on a daily basis. In our team, we also have people coming from Afghanistan and Pakistan who a lot of times have become recipients of verbal aggression and discriminatory behaviours, including comments about their nationality and their religion. Most of the time they are isolated even by teammates
I do not know much about radicalisation, thus I cannot precisely explain radicalization but counting on my previous knowledge and experience these incidents could lead to violent behaviours and acts of fanaticism, extremism and terrorism.