Uh huh, and the goalkeeper who failed to block? The fact it came down to a shootout implying an even match between the players beforehand with the thinnest margin deciding in the span of a blink? How do those "racial differences" stack up there?
Control the narrative, that's all you got. Just like how when sports were beginning to get inclusive all glory from black players went to a white leadership position for as long as that could remain exclusively white.