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Cécile Djunga.

Belgian footballer Christian Kabasele and members of the government in the Walloon region of Belgium have spoken in support of Cécile Djunga after she shouted racist insults.

The weather presenter on French public television in Belgium (RTBF) has called for a campaign to eradicate racism in the country.

She said the campaign could be modeled on a campaign of anti-sexual harassment for "rat in her pig" (balance ton porc).

In a video that went viral on Facebook, Ms. Djunga said she had been receiving and ignoring racist insults during the previous year before deciding to speak.

It was a spectator who called to say that it was "too black", which prompted her to post the 5-minute video on Facebook that has since been seen 1.4 million times.

Trying to give it a positive turn, he addressed his followers on Facebook with a cheerful presentation.

"If you want to laugh well, I have a good one for you today," he said in French.

But the frustration soon became evident.

"It does not stop," he said. "I've been doing this job for a year and I'm tired of receiving tons of racist and insulting messages … It hurts because I'm a human being."

The presenter of the time, Cécile Djunga, of the public television in French of Belgium (RTBF).


He said that racist messages like "go back to your country" have been disturbing to hear.

"I'm Belgian and now they're going to stop telling me to go back to my country, because this is my country," he said.

Ms. Djunga said that she was speaking to dispel the belief that racism did not exist in Belgium.

Speaking on Belgian television on Wednesday, he said others had also shared their experiences as victims of racism and that he wants a broader debate on the subject.

Its appeal has caused a lot of support with many good wishes and messages of encouragement.

Among his followers is footballer Christian Kabasele, a Belgian footballer of Congolese origin who currently plays as Watford's defender in the Premier League.

"Just a little message for all our racist friends," he posted on Twitter. "Do not get jealous if some people have managed to make sense of their lives while you do not! I hope you understand the message." Bravo, stay strong. @Ceciledjunga "

Ms. Djunga's employer said she has his full support.

The head of the RTBF, Jean-Paul Philippot, said that Ms. Djunga had notified the organization of the hate messages she had received in recent months.

"There is no place for this torrent of mud in Belgium," he said. "Racism is a crime, punishable by law."

The top members of the Wallonia government said they support the messages of equality and diversity in media organizations.