During a warm-up match for the Tokyo Olympics, Germany’s men’s football team walked off the pitch five minutes before the end. This occurred after Hertha Berlin defender Jordan Torunarigha was subjected to racial abuse. It is according to the team’s official Twitter account.
Germany’s men’s Olympics football team left the pitch five minutes before the end of a warm-up match. The match was against Honduras. All this occurred after one of their players was allegedly racially abused.
The team faced Honduras in preparation for the 2020 Olympics. The Olympics will begin next week. Germany is taking part in shorter matches to test their fitness in Japan.
The Germans were tied at 1-1 with their Central American opponents. Also, Germany was equalizing thanks to a goal from Felix Uduokhai.
However, the players walked off the field with five minutes left to play. Also, the team’s Twitter account claiming that the players decided to leave because Hertha Berlin defender Jordan Torunarigha had been racially insulted.
The Honduras national team then confirmed that the game had been abandoned after “an alleged racist insult” directed at a German player.
Yet they insisted that Germany’s stance came about due to a “misunderstanding on the pitch”.
A university has withdrawn an offer to a student following racist abuse towards England players after the Euro 2020 final.
Video footage from a Snapchat group chat circulated on Instagram, with one individual heard using racist language towards Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka, who each missed penalties in the shootout at Wembley.
A spokesperson from Nottingham Trent University said: “This allegation does not involve an NTU student. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination, including racism.
“We looked into this matter immediately and as a result have withdrawn an offer to an applicant.”