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)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Football

Soccer-Arsenal must learn after Partey red card against Liverpool, says Arteta
Soccer-Conte's Tottenham on a high ahead of trip to Chelsea
Soccer-LAFC bank on new coach, fresh faces to return to the playoffs
Soccer-Holders Barcelona knocked out of Copa del Rey by Athletic
Soccer-Jota is a world-class striker, says Klopp
Soccer-Algeria out as group phase ends with more shocks
Soccer-Ancelotti angry at 'absolute nonsense' calendar
Soccer-Jota at the double as Liverpool beat Arsenal to reach League Cup final
Soccer-Gambia upset Tunisia in another Cup of Nations shock
Soccer-Mali ease past Mauritania to claim top spot

Others Also Read


Vouchers