The friendly match between the U23 soccer teams of Honduras and Germany in Wakayama (Japan) in preparation for the Olympic Games this Saturday was interrupted three minutes before the end due to racist harassment against German defender Jordan Torunarigha.

Hertha Berliner Marca of Nigerian descent are reported to have received racial slurs from a member of the Honduran team. After that, the German team decided to leave the field while the scoreboard showed a 1-1 draw.

“If one of our players is racially abused, Keep playing is not an option“, Explained Germany’s trainer Stefan Kuntz. The selection of “Honduras” on this subject, in turn, expresses that the situation is ongoing a misunderstanding on the pitch“Wrote the station wagon on its official Twitter page.

This is not the first time Torunarigha has been the target of such attacks. In February 2020, in the second half of the DFB Cup game against FC Schalke 04, the player had to hear the noises of monkeys thrown by the fans of the opposing team.

The German Olympic team left behind closed doors in the friendly against Honduras after Jordan Torunarigha was racially insulted. Incredibly sad.

– FootballBible (@FootbolBible) July 17, 2021

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