Didier Zokora's response to racial abuse back in 2012 really is the stuff of legend.
The Ivorian midfielder was involved in a heated altercation with Emre Belözoğlu during a Turkish Super Lig game between Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor.
Emre called Zokora a "f***ing n***er" right under the referee's nose, but was amazingly only given a two-game ban for his cowardly actions.
Zokora spoke out on the incident after the game, telling Lig TV: "Belözoğlu and I came face to face during the match. I'll tell you what he said word for word. He called me: 'A f**king n**ger.'
"This is the first time in my life something like this has happened to me. Belözoğlu has Africans like Yobo and Sow as teammates - I can't understand why he'd say such a thing.
"We're trying to get on with our jobs. What does the colour of our skin matter? Fans, FIFA, the press are all against racist statements. I hope something like this doesn't go unpunished."
As fate would have it, the two came face-to-face on the pitch less than a month later and Zokora's revenge was nothing short of iconic.
After refusing Emre's pre-match handshake, Zokora and his teammates made sure the Turkish midfielder was on the receiving end of some brutal tackles.
You can watch the full story of the incident below, including Zokora inflicting the final blow in the dying minutes of the game - a savage kick in the n*ts!
The referee refusing to send Zokora off really is the icing on the cake.
After the game, Emre pathetically told Vatan, per Goal: "He kicked me straight in the balls! Thank Allah I have a child, or I may not have become a father," Emre fumed to Vatan.
"His tackle should have been a red card, and he should have been banned for two matches."
That's what you get for racially abusing fellow professionals!
Well played, Didier Zokora.
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