After an unexpected break of 103 days, Siri ‘A’ finally returned last night. Nicolas Nkoulou of Turin scored the first goal of the Italian Football League after the Coronavirus break. However, there is more fuss because of the type of goal celebration than the goal. Nkoulou remembers George Floyd, a black man killed by police in the United States on his knees after scoring a goal.
Tomorrow’s Turino-Parma match begins in Italy with tributes to those who died of coronary heart disease and inhumane health workers. In the 15th minute of the match, Enkulu got an opportunity to remember George Floyd. The Cameroon defender scored a goal and knelt on the field. At the end of the match, Nkoulou said that the celebration was not planned before, ‘I remembered my brother Floyd when I scored the goal. He is very important to me.
However, Nkoulou Turino could not win the match. Parmar Slovak midfielder Yuri Kutska scored in the 31st minute. Hosts Turino had a chance to advance early in the second half. But the team’s captain Andrea Bellotti could not score from the penalty spot.
Turino played the match in a spectator-free field wearing a special jersey. The jersey addressed to Italian health workers read ‘Thank you to all the heroes.’ A minute of silence was observed in memory of the dead before the start of the match.
The match ended without any trouble. However, at the end of the match, Parmar coach Roberto D’Aversa said he did not think it was ‘real’ football. “If you want to call it (spectator-free) football, I would say it’s a different kind of football,” he said. But we knew it was going to happen. We have to finish the season. Hopefully, the situation will not be like that for long. Football is for everyone. I hope everything will be fine soon and we will get the real football back. ‘