Borussia Dortmund striker Michy Batshuayi has claimed to be a victim of racial abuse during their Europa League pre-quarterfinal second leg against Atalanta here.
“2018 and still racists monkey noises in the stands … really? hope you have fun watching the rest of @EuropaLeague on TV while we are through #SayNoToRacism #GoWatchBlackPanther.,” the Belgian international wrote on Twitter after the game at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia on Thursday.
Here’s Batshuayi’s tweet:
— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) February 22, 2018
Dortmund drew Atalanta 1-1 for a 4-3 aggregate win in the tie. The first leg in Dortmund had ended 3-2 in favour of the German football club.
Later, Atalanta President Percassi issued an apology. “I’ll be honest, I didn’t hear them. If they did happen, then I am very sad and absolutely apologize to Batshuayi. This should never happen,” he was quoted as saying by football-italia.net.
– With inputs from IANS