Racism in football on the rise
FC Porto striker Moussa Marega has sent a strong message to the fans who were calling him a monkey in Sunday’s game.
Marega, 28, netted the winning goal on the hour mark in the 2-1 victory over Vitoria de Guimaraes and as he celebrated, fans at the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques began to hurl monkey charts.
In the 71st minute, Marega signalled to the bench that he was walking off in protest but was physically restrained by both sets of players.
Marega sends a message via social media
After the game, Marega took to social media to call out the incident in which he received a yellow card after attempting to walk off the pitch in protest.
“I would just like to tell these idiots who come to the stadium to make racist shouts, go f#$& yourself,” he wrote on his official Instagram account.
“And I also thank the referees for not defending me and for giving me a yellow card because I defend my skin colour.
“I hope I never meet you on the football field again! YOU ARE A SHAME!”
Watch: Porto Striker Marega storms off pitch following racist abuse but is stopped by teammates and opposition players
This is awful…— FIFA 20 News (@FUT20News) February 16, 2020
Moussa Marega gets racially abused and decides to walk off the pitch, all of his teammates decide to try and force him to stay on the pitch instead of supporting him… pic.twitter.com/Y1HnahXMTg