Real Mallorca’s Takefusa Kubo appeared to be on the receiving end of a racist gesture from one of his own coaches today.
The Japanese international was brought off the bench on 65 minutes today away at Espanyol, with the hosts eventually winning the relegation six-pointer 1-0.
But concerning footage has popped up on social media from moments before Kubo entered the game.
One of Mallorca’s coaches appeared to make a racist gesture towards the 18-year-old in order to get his attention while he was warming up.
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Sadly, the evidence looks pretty conclusive.
You have to ask how anyone could deem the gesture an appropriate way to communicate with?
The issue of racial stereotyping is rife in football and this kind of thing is not only fuelling the rise in incidents across Europe, but it’s setting the worst possible example for the younger generation.
Mallorca will surely have to act in the coming days as they simply cannot let the incident slide without some form of punishment.
Real Madrid – Kubo’s parent club – may also wish to get involved, in order to protect their young star while he’s out on loan.