Football
Logo
 

Germany walk off in friendly after alleged racist abuse

Germany, Honduras, Football/Wakayama (Japan)
Filed on July 17, 2021
Jordan Torunarigha got allegedly racially abused during an Olympic warm-up match. — Twitter

The game ended 5 minutes early with the score at 1-1


The German men’s Olympic soccer team left the pitch five minutes before the end of their warm-up game against Honduras in Wakayama, Japan on Saturday after defender Jordan Torunarigha was allegedly racially abused.

The game, played behind closed doors in three 30-minute periods, was tied at 1-1 at the time of the incident, which the Honduras national team said was a misunderstanding.

“The game has ended 5 minutes early with the score at 1-1. The Germany players left the pitch after Jordan Torunarigha was racially abused,” the national team said on Twitter https://twitter.com/DFB_Team_EN/status/1416339866812653576.

Germany’s Olympic soccer coach and former international Stefan Kuntz added https://twitter.com/DFB_Team_EN/status/1416359372477898753: “When one of our players is racially abused, playing on is not an option.”

Germany begin their Olympic Group D campaign against Brazil on July 22, while Honduras will take on Romania in their Group B opener.





ERROR: Macro /ads/dfp-ad-article-new is missing!
MORE FROM Sports
MORE FROM Khaleej Times
CurrentRequestUnmodified: /bayern-see-off-frankfurt-fightback macro_action: article, macro_profile: ,1052,1049 macro_adspot:
 
 
 
 
 
KT App Download
khaleejtimes app

All new KT app
is available
for download:

khaleejtimes - android khaleejtimes - ios khaleejtimes - HUAWEI AppGallery