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German team leaves ground after player racially abused

In a first major controversy to break out before the Tokyo Olympics have begun, a German football team player was allegedly racially abused during a warmup games against Honduras, and the country's Olympic coach, Stefan Kuntz, asked his team to leave the ground with five minutes remaining in the match.

German team leaves ground after player racially abused

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 July 2021 5:18 AM GMT

TOKYO: In a first major controversy to break out before the Tokyo Olympics have begun, a German football team player was allegedly racially abused during a warmup games against Honduras, and the country's Olympic coach, Stefan Kuntz, asked his team to leave the ground with five minutes remaining in the match.

Both teams were tied 1-1 at the time of the incident, which the Honduras team said was due to a misunderstanding.

The German Football Association (DFB) tweeted after the incident on Saturday evening that, "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."

Responding to DFB's statement, Germay's Olympic coach Stefan Kuntz tweeted, "When one of our players is racially abused, playing on is not an option."

The game was being played behind closed doors in Wakayama. IANS

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