& # 39; I felt like total s *** … it was a massive humiliation and it really hurt & # 39 ;: Porto star Moussa Marega at & # 39; cruel racist abuse you & # 39; has suffered after being stopped from the field by teammates
- Moussa Marega was racially abused by Vitoria fans after not scoring for Porto
- He tried to run off the field and was restricted by players from both sides
- Marega was eventually escorted off the field escort by members of Porto & # 39; s staff
- He said, & # 39; It is not possible to play when people mock the color of your skin & # 39 ;.
Moussa Marega has talked about the & # 39; humiliation & # 39; and & # 39; sear & # 39; that he felt then he was racially abused on Sunday during Porto & # 39; s with Vitoria.
The attacker heard racist chants from a few supporters in the warm-up and that number grew exponentially when he scored in & # 39; a 2-1 win.
Teammates and opponents tried to limit Marega when he tried to run off the field, but he was eventually escorted by staff to the locker room.
Moussa Marega scored for Porto and was then subjected to widespread racist abuse
The striker was restricted by teammates when he tried to run from the field on Sunday
The shocking abuse made Marega unable to continue and he was visibly embarrassed when they put two thumbs up to the supporters when it became loud.
He told RMC Sport: & # 39; I felt like total s —. It was a massive humiliation, and it really hurt.
& # 39; It started from the beginning, during the warm-up. It was a few people. However, if you see and hear two or three crying monkey things as racist insults, I think that happens to many players on the football field.
& # 39; I couldn't care less if it's only two or three, but the home stadium? It is not even possible to play through when people mock the color of your skin. It is not possible. & # 39;
Marega & # 39; s goal ended the winner for Porto, but the game was overshadowed by the racist abuse.
Newspapers in Portugal focused on the story and the abuse was widely condemned
& # 39; I feel s *** & # 39 ;, was the Record header with & # 39; front of & # 39; a newspaper
In & # 39; s immediate aftermath, he took to social media, posting on Instagram: & # 39; I would tell the idiots who came to the stadium to shout racist abuse … go f *** yourself.
& # 39; I also want to wish the referee that he did not protect me and show me a yellow card, in order to defend my skin color.
& # 39; I hope I never meet him on a football field again !! INSIDE YOU NOW !!! & # 39;
There has been a massive scare over the horrific behavior and even Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa added his condemnation.
Players from both sides tried to fix Marega before he finally took off
He wrote on his Twitter account that & # 39; any and all acts of racism are a crime and irresponsible. & # 39;
& # 39; No human should be subjected to this humiliation, & # 39; added Costa, whose father was from Mozambique. & # 39; We just can't stand it. & # 39;
MOUSSA MAREGA PROFILE:
Age – 28
Nationality – Malay
Position – Striker
Goals this season – 7
Assists this season – 6
Some chose to criticize the other players on the field because they did not disagree with Marega and instead tried to force him to play.
Kick It Out posted: & # 39; This is really difficult to watch. The blatant disregard for protocol is unacceptable, and players should be united and move along in their condemnation of racism, instead. We stand with Moussa Marega.
The monkey sounds aimed at Marega asked the 28-year-old attacker to make a stand and his decision to retire was news on the front page of the major publications in Portugal.
O Jogo and Record wrote: & # 39; In fields like s *** & # 39; as their headline and Abola ran with Marega & # 39; s & # 39; humiliation & # 39; line.
Marega put two thumbs down and was blurred by the treatment of some fans
Porto said in a statement that, by Marega, she added that they were & # 39; forced to take drastic action & # 39; to repeated racist slurs. The club said the insults were & # 39; a low point in & # 39; the recent history of Portuguese football and should be punished appropriately. & # 39;
A manager Sergio Conceicao confirmed Marega & # 39; s point that the abuse first began during the warm-up, adding: & # 39;& # 39; We are a family, whatever our nationality, skin color, height, hair color, & # 39; he said. & # 39; What happened here was a pity. & # 39;
Police scan CCTV footage with closed circle to identify abusers and continue their investigation.