Soccer-Troyes claim S.Korean Suk was racially abused at Marseille game

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Paris St Germain vs Troyes - Parc des Princes, Paris, France - November 29, 2017 Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar in action with Troyes' Hyun Jun Suk REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

PARIS (Reuters) - Troyes' South Korean striker Suk Hyun-jun was racially abused during their Ligue 1 game against Olympique de Marseille at the Stade Velodrome last weekend, the club alleged on Tuesday.

The match was played behind closed doors but Troyes said racist slurs were aimed at Suk, without elaborating.

"Troyes has been informed, after viewing the images of the game against Olympique de Marseille, of racist remarks aimed at their striker Suk Hyun-jun," the club said in a statement.

Troyes added that the comments were captured by the microphones of Amazon Prime who were broadcasting Sunday's game.

"...these remarks are simply unacceptable and come to taint a discipline, soccer, which wants to be by essence multicoloured and multicultural. The club firmly condemns any form of racism or xenophobia.

"Troyes supports all steps taken to fight against this scourge. The club will assist and support the player in the actions he wishes to undertake."

Marseille were not immediately available to comment.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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