Monkey chants and loss of life threats ‘shouldn’t go unpunished’, says French star


Monaco’s Aurelien Tchouameni stated the monkey chants and loss of life threats he suffered in a Champions League match within the Czech Republic will “not get to my head” however they “shouldn’t stay unpunished”.

The French Below-21 worldwide scored his crew’s opening aim in a 2-0 at at Sparta Prague on Tuesday.

Nonetheless, his strike was greeted instantly by an unsightly refrain of monkey chants and abuse.

Referee Michael Oliver stopped the sport whereas a message was broadcast on the general public handle system and posted on the Letna Stadium display warning that any additional racist abuse would result in the sport being halted.

“I celebrated my aim, the identical approach as standard, whereas monkey noises had been thrown round me,” Tchouameni wrote in English on his Instagram account.

“The hateful messages and the loss of life threats I acquired will not get to my head. I will not let hate win this sport.

“That being stated, what occurred yesterday shall not stay unpunished. And we all know the drill. There can be a buzz for one or two days after which we’ll transfer on till the subsequent one.

“Taking a stand in opposition to racism is straightforward. Taking actions is one thing else.”

Tchouameni pleaded with UEFA to take more durable motion in opposition to the racists, together with consulting gamers who’ve been abused within the formulation of protocols.

“Additionally, why can we cease a sport for 5 minutes to examine if a participant was offside by an inch and we won’t do the identical for the racist chants within the stadium?”

“I’m Aurelien Tchouameni and I’m pleased with my roots. Nobody will take that from me.”




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