Borussia Dortmund: racism scandal in the U19 against Sevilla

While the professionals from Borussia Dortmund won 4-1 over FC Sevilla on Wednesday evening, the U19s did not get more than 1-1 in the same duel in the Youth League.

Borussia Dortmund: racism scandal in the U19 against Sevilla

While the professionals from Borussia Dortmund won 4-1 over FC Sevilla on Wednesday evening, the U19s did not get more than 1-1 in the same duel in the Youth League. In the sad focus: Racist failures against Abdoulaye Kamara.

The Youth League is the de facto Champions League for the U19 youth teams of the clubs that play in the premier division in their groups. Since the BVB pros played in Seville on Wednesday evening and were able to clinch an important victory there, the youngsters played for the Andalusians in the afternoon.

While the game ended in a 1-1 draw, which Sevilla could be more satisfied with than Dortmund, the sad focus was on racist abuse and insults towards Abdoulaye Kamara.

The Ruhr Nachrichten reports on the incident, referring to the information provided by black and yellow. The 17-year-old is said to have been racially insulted several times shortly before half-time. Contemptuous gestures and monkey noises happened. That was also the reason for the several-minute interruption, which the referee had to find his way through.

However, the referee left it at warnings, as he is said not to have heard the insults himself.

"At half-time we decided together with the lads to continue playing," explained U19 coach Mike Tullberg. Initial considerations of abandoning the game were eventually discarded together. The reason given was that they wanted to provide the right answer in sporting terms.

"The result takes a back seat today because we're back here and have to talk about racist remarks from the opponent. I was in Cottbus four weeks ago and my players were insulted because of the color of their skin. Today we have several more situations where skin color is insulted and noises. Words fail me," said Tullberg, stunned.

This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Borussia Dortmund: Racism scandal in the U19s against Sevilla.

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