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Bochum's Osei-Tutu suffers alleged racial abuse in pre-season game

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Bochum's Osei-Tutu suffers alleged racial abuse in pre-season game
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Club Friendly Match - Al-Nasr SC v Arsenal - Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - March 26, 2019 Arsenal's Jordi Osei-Tutu in action against Al-Nasr's Ahmed Jashak REUTERS/Satish Kumar Subramani   -   Copyright  SATISH KUMAR SUBRAMANI(Reuters)
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(Reuters) – VfL Bochum defender Jordi Osei-Tutu was allegedly subjected to racial abuse in a pre-season friendly against Swiss club St Gallen.

The 20-year-old, on-loan at the German second-tier club from Premier League Arsenal, posted a video of the incident on Instagram which shows him visibly distraught and talking to the referee before walking off the pitch.

“#SayNoToRacism! VfL Bochum vehemently condemns all forms of racism. Jordi, we stand behind you,” Bochum said in a statement

St Gallen made a statement on Twitter.

“FC St Gallen makes clear that it strongly condemns all forms of racism and discrimination. Corresponding misconduct would be immediately sanctioned,” the club said

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru, Additional reporting by Silvia Recchimuzzi, editing by Ed Osmond)

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