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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 https://twitter.com/VfLBochum1848eV/status/1148872344598921217.

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 https://twitter.com/FCSG_1879/status/1148936477675589632.

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

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