Demba Ba was beside himself with rage after being on the receiving end of racist abuse.
In some ugly scenes in the Chinese Super Lig, Ba stood his ground after a comment was seemingly made by Zhang Li during Shanghai Shenhua's 1-1 draw with Changchun Yatai.
Ba had to be held back and was seen gesturing towards his skin colour after a comment was made. The 33-year-old, who stormed the Premier League with the Magpies when they were under management of Alan Pardew, had to be calmed down after the incident.
After the match, Shenhua manager Wu Jingui said of racism in the league: "The Chinese Super League has players of many different skin colours.
"We should respect our opponents and there should be no discrimination,
"I cannot calm down now. I feel great regret about the lack of respect to a player."
And the club were angry themselves and called for serious disciplinary actions against Li, tweeting:
"Demba Ba is offended by racist words from Changchun Yatai player Zhang Li.
"CFA should take serious disciplinary actions!! #saynotoracism."
Football has done well in stamping racism out of the game since the 1980s but there's still a long way to go, as was evident from this match.
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