Unfortunately, racism has become a talking point once again after two incidents across Europe on the weekend.
Moussa Marega walked off the pitch during Vitoria vs Porto after being racially abused throughout the game by home fans.
And in Germany, during a 3.Liga game between Wurzburger Kicker and Preußen Munster, Leroy Kwadwo was racially abused.
With the game nearing the end, play was momentarily stopped after Kwadwo made a complaint to the referee about abuse from a Munster fan.
Kwadwo was visibly upset as he confronted the supporter in the crowd.
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But other Munster fans took a stand and made sure the abuser was punished.
Supporters of the home side alerted security to the culprit and he was taken away.
While this was happening, Kwadwo was being hugged and comforted by opposition players.
And as security removed the abuser, the entire stadium rose to their feet and gave a standing ovation while chanting ‘Nazis out’.
Watch the video below:
This is exactly how racism should be dealt with.
Racist abuse has never and will never be okay.
Those stupid enough to be racist should not be allowed to get away with it. They must be punished.
It’s good to see fans of the same club noticing that it is simply not acceptable and doing something about it.
Credit to all involved for acting quickly and taking a stand.
Kwadwo took to Instagram after the game to address the incident.
“Regrettably, there was an unfortunate incident during our away game at Preußen Munster,” he wrote. “I was racially insulted by a single viewer. This just makes me sad.
“I have a different skin colour, but I was born here, in this wonderful country that gave so much and made things possible for me and my family. I am one of you.
“I live here and can live my vocation and passion as a professional player with Wurzburger Kickers.
“Something like yesterday just makes me sad and angry because everyone has to know: Racism doesn’t belong in our world.
“We all have the opportunity to tackle it and prevent it from happening.”
Kwadwo then praised everyone in the stadium for their reaction to the idiocy of one fan.
“At this point, I would like to expressly thank all of the people in the stadium, those responsible and the players from Munster, and especially my team and the Kickers, who were at my side immediately.
“Your reaction was exemplary – you cannot imagine what it means to me and all the other players like me.
“We must all continue to fight against it, just like you did and nip it in the bud. Thanks for every single message. I hope this will finally end. Thank you for your humanity.”