Moussa Marega Sends Strong Message To Fans Who Racially Abused him

Moussa Marega was racially abused by Guimaraes fans. image: AFP

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