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Mendy Will Keep Inspiring Black Goalkeepers despite an Awards’ Snub

Mendy Will Keep Inspiring Black Goalkeepers despite an Awards’ Snub

It’s awards season again in the world of football but Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is likely to find most awards overlooking him. However, Mendy will keep inspiring black goalkeepers despite an awards’ snub, especially from 2021 Ballon d’Or’s shortlist (the football news).

After Ballon d’Or sensationally shunned him from their shortlist of top-30 nominees, Mendy made a football prediction as to why.

Now, the Senegalese shot-stopper is also likely to miss out on the Yashin award for the best goalkeeper of 2021. This award will most probably go to Italy’s Euro 2020 hero Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Ironically, the former Azzurri ace has been in and out of his new club Paris Saint-Germain’s starting line-up. After all, he is constantly battling with goalkeeper Keylor Navas for the No.1 jersey.

However, at the same time, Edouard Mendy has been a model of consistency all year long but without much recognition.

Mendy Will Keep Inspiring Black Goalkeepers despite an Awards’ Snub

Still, perhaps, talented footballers like Edouard Mendy often find themselves overlooked because the colour of their skin garners unconscious bias.

Black goalkeepers have admitted that they have somewhat suffered because this blinkered view, as compared to their white counterparts.

Mendy personally, though, has always had the utmost faith in himself, and those footballers of colour who have preceded him.

Indeed, we recall in his first press conference after signing for Chelsea, he named Tony Sylva as his idol.

And now Mendy is now himself a source of inspiration for young black kids everywhere, which is more important anyway.

Here is what the Chelsea goalkeeper has to say about awards and what is more rewarding than them:

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