Michy Batshuayi Subjected To Racist Abuse, Responds Perfectly
Michy Batshuayi responded perfectly to the vile racist abuse he was subjected last night.
The Belgium international played the full 90 minutes as Borussia Dortmund drew 1-1 with Atalanta and qualified for the Europa League round of 16 courtesy of a 4-3 aggregate win.
The on-loan Chelsea striker, who scored a brace in the 3-2 first leg victory, says he heard "monkey noises in the stands" from a section of the home supporters and expressed his disbelief as to how racism is still rife in the game in 2018.
the chants could be heard over the main broadcast feed and the commentators made no mention of it. over to you, @UEFA.- amadí (@amadoit__) February 22, 2018
Michy Batshuayi suffering racial abuse at the hands of Atalanta fans, proving that yet again, racism continues to be a problem in football that governing bodies really don't do enough to combat.- Harry (@HarryCFC_) February 22, 2018
In typical good form on Twitter, he trolled the racists by saying, "hope you have fun watching the rest of the Europa League on TV while we are through" and telling them to watch Black Panther.
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 :speak_no_evil::see_no_evil::hear_no_evil: #SayNoToRacism #GoWatchBlackPanther :v:- Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) February 22, 2018
:joy::joy::sob::heart:- Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) February 22, 2018
As noted by the BBC, last month Atalanta were hit with a suspended one-game stand closure after Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly received racist chants in his side's 1-0 away win.
Here's hoping a stronger stance is taken by UEFA this time around...
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