Beasley experiences racism firsthand

April 30, 2006
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands -- DaMarcus Beasley knows what it's like to be an American soccer player in Europe -- especially a black American soccer player.

"When I got here, people would do the monkey noises and chants and stuff like that," he said. "I just kind of laugh it off."

For him, racism is not some far-off concept.

"I take most of the free kicks and corner kicks," Beasley said, "so I'm in the corner and I can hear it -- you know, stuff."


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