Germany walk off in friendly after alleged racist abuse


Germany walk off in friendly after alleged racist abuse
The German Olympic football team walks off the pitch after one of their player was allegedly subjected to racist abuse. (PHOTO/DFB Media)

In Summary

  • 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
  • Germany's Olympic soccer coach and former international Stefan Kuntz added here "When one of our players is racially abused, playing on is not an option."

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.

Germany’s Olympic soccer coach and former international Stefan Kuntz added here “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.

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