Hulk silenced racist Benfica fans by scoring an absolute rocket for Porto in 2012


It's been a dark couple of weeks for racism in football.

Last Wednesday, Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham received racial abuse on social media after he missed the deciding penalty against Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup.

Frank Lampard said he was "disgusted" by the comments made towards Abraham and called for something to be done about it.

And then on Monday, Paul Pogba was subjected to similar abuse for also missing a penalty during Manchester United's draw away to Wolves.

Teammates like Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have since rallied behind the Frenchman, while United and Kick It Out are due to meet with Twitter.

Even the police have stepped in to help United find those responsible for the racist tweets as the Red Devils look to issue lifetime bans.

Racism has no place in football and the fact it's still happening in 2019 is disgraceful and unacceptable.

Abraham and Pogba certainly aren't alone in being racially abused by football fans, although it hasn't always been on social media.

Monkey chants have become worryingly common in other parts of Europe and one man who's been a victim is Shanghai SIPG forward Hulk.


Now 33, Hulk spent four years with Porto in Portugal and four years with Zenit Saint Petersburg in Russia. He was racially abused during both spells.

One game that sticks in the memory was between Porto and Benfica in 2012, where Hulk was subjected to monkey chants by Benfica fans.

He found a way to shut them up, though, by scoring an absolute screamer that flew past the goalkeeper at 108km/h. Check it out below.

Benfica's fans went completely silent after Hulk's rocket and better yet, Porto went on to win the game 3-2.

It shouldn't take someone to score a screamer to silence racist football fans, though, and it's now up to Twitter to find a solution on social media.

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