Racist Abuse: German Club Apologizes To Super Eagles Duo
Hannover president Martin Kind has apologized to the Super Eagles duo of Leon Balogun and Anthony Ujah after they were subjected to racial abuse in the Bundesliga game over the weekend.
Both players who play for FSV Mainz 05 were racially abused while warming-up during the second half of their away game at Hannover 96 on Saturday afternoon from a section of home fans.
”I reject such behavior 200 percent. Such thoughts have no place at Hannover. We apologize in every form to Mainz and the two players", club the president Kind said on Monday.
Balogun had notified his club after the game about the insults directed against him and his teammate Ujah.
“I am absolutely shocked by what happened to Leon Balogun and Anthony Ujah on Saturday,” an official of FSV Mainz stated
“and it is incomprehensible that players in the Bundesliga are still faced with racial discrimination”
“FSV Mainz 05 is fighting with its players Racism and any other form of discrimination”
“Our common goal must be to ban racism, hatred and xenophobia from the German stadiums once and for all, ” Schröder concluded
It will be recalled that Uche Agbo another Nigerian International was also recently racially abused in Belgium.