Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Players deemed not Indian enough
Bakersfield.com, March 22nd, 2011 1:57AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Brothers Arie, 19, and Nigel Kapoor, 16, were kicked out of the fourth annual Bakersfield Soccer Cup and their team, Bakersfield Lightning, was disqualified and forced to forfeit its game after the opposing squad's coach complained the Kapoor brothers weren't Indian enough.

Organizers of the Southern California invitational tournament for players of Indian descent agreed that the brothers were ineligible because although their father Sunny, is from India, their mother is American. Julie Kapoor, the boys' mother and a longtime Bakersfield resident, said her sons previously had never faced exclusion as a result of their mixed background and both played in the tournament in previous years.

"This was ridiculous," she said. "It's supposed to be fun and recreational. ... They were outraged. They've never really been subject to any racism because of their Indian background. ... This is not typical. Indians are a very warm, welcoming group of people."

Satnum Manku, coordinator Bakersfield Soccer Cup, admitted requiring that both parents are Indian is "not a good rule. But the other teams said, 'If you guys don't keep this rule, we won't come to play.' So we had to keep the rule."

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Ancelotti: Blatter 'Unable to Keep His Mouth Shut'     
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti on Tuesday accused Sepp Blatter of being "unable to keep his ...
Report: Spain's Tax Authority Probes Barca, Real Stars     
Marca on Wednesday reported that some of La Liga's highest profile players over the last several ...
Reports: Moyes to Take Over at La Real?    
Spanish media reports claim that former Manchester United coach David Moyes is among the names being ...
Balotelli 'Finally!' Scores for Liverpool     
Mario Balotelli on Tuesday came off the bench to save Liverpool from a League Cup fourth-round ...
Study: Barca Produces the Most Professionals in Europe     
According to new research, La Liga giant Barcelona has produced more professional players in Europe's top ...
Clattenburg Dropped for Breaching Referee Rules    
English referee Mark Clattenburg has been dropped for this weekend's Premier League games for breaking the ...
Mourinho Blasts Fringe Players Following Shrewsbury Win     
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho criticized his fringe players for not taking their chance to impress him ...
Blatter on Russia: Soccer and Politics Should Not Mix     
FIFA President Sepp Blatter, in Russia on Monday for the unveiling of the official emblem for ...
Report: Evra Out for a Month     
Juventus defender Patrice Evra will be out for a month with a hamstring strain, the club ...
UEFA Reduces CSKA Stadium Ban     
UEFA on Monday reduced CSKA Moscow's stadium ban over its fans' racist behavior to two games ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives