Manchester City striker makes racism allegation
Caicedo a little too black to be dining out in Ecuador
Manchester City’s Felipe Caicedo has issued a writ against the owners of a restaurant in his native Ecuador, accusing them of racism. Caicedo was searched and asked to identify himself by police while holidaying in the port city of Guayaquil.
The police were called by the owners of El Porton restaurant who suspected the striker of being a “delinquent”. Caicedo’s lawyer Luz Maria Pico said: “If he’d been blond, white, with blues eyes…they’d have said what a fine businessman. They made him raise his arms, they frisked him and treated him like a delinquent.”
The restaurant owners claim a worried diner had asked them to make the call.