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Tokyo 2020: Germany’s Men’s Football Team Walk Off Pitch After Torunarigha Allegedly Racially Abused

Tokyo 2020: Germany’s  Men’s Football Team  Walk Off Pitch After  Torunarigha Allegedly Racially Abused

Germany’s olympic team walked off the pitch during a test game against Honduras after Jordan Torunarigha was allegedly racially abused.

The news was confirmed by the Germany team’s Twitter account in a tweet that read: “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 Honduras Football Federation said on their Twitter page: “Game ended in the 87th [minute] due to abandonment because of a German player alleging a racist insult from a Honduras team member. Regarding this matter, the Honduras Football Federation states that the situation was a misunderstanding on the pitch.”

Germany coach Stefan Kuntz said: “When one of our players is racially abused, playing on is not an option.”

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The behind-closed-doors warm-up game was arranged to prepare for the Olympic Games and took place in Wakayama, Japan.

The German football association confirmed the game was played in thirds of 30 minutes with Douglas Martinez scoring for Honduras in the 21st minute.

Felix Uduokhai equalised for Germany in the 84th minute, but Germany left the pitch soon after.

Torunarigha, 23, is a defender who plays for Hertha Berlin in the German Bundesliga. He has represented Germany throughout the age groups from under-16 level to U21.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 6
  • Chibuike 2 weeks ago

    If we add this two rugged defenders for Super eagles, Omo Messi no fit penetrate am

     
  • Ako AMADI 2 weeks ago

    Reprehensible is the fact that the Germans merely accepted an apology instead of insisting that the culprit be removed from the Olympic Games

     
  • You mean the defence that the Honduran Olympic team breached is the one Messi will not be able to?

    Lol

     
  • Torunarigha has made his choice to represent germany and not Nigeria. Lets respect his decision and wish him well. There are other players out there, who I believe can do the job for the super eagles. Some of them are full blooded Nigerians playing in modest leagues and clubs and no one has noticed them but if we can bring them out and play them a few times you would be surprised at their performance.
    Lets stop begging players who don’t have any interest in playing for us and start looking for hidden talents and turn them into big stars.

     
  • pompei 2 weeks ago

    For this early morning? Day never break, and racial abuse has already started?
    How Friday go be, na from Monday we dey know ooo!