Germany U23 Walk Out Of Friendly Game Following Racial Insults To Super Eagles Target Torunarigha

Germany U23 Walk Out Of Friendly Game Following Racial Insults To Super Eagles Target Torunarigha

The U23 of Germany walked out of a friendly game against their counterparts from Honduras after Jordan Torunarigha was allegedly racially insulted.

Both teams are using the game to prepare for the football event of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and scores was tied at 1-1 when the German team walked out of the game.

Per a statement by the official Twitter handle of the German national team they walked out of the game which was played in three quarters of 30 minutes each behind close door following the racial insult targeted at Torunarigha.

“Game ended in the 87th [minute] due to abandonment because of a German player alleging a racist insult from a Honduras team member. Regarding this matter, the Honduras Football Federation states that the situation was a misunderstanding on the pitch”, a statement on the German team twitter handle reads.

Via same platform, the Honduras FA confirmed the incident but said it was a case of miscommunication involving a member of their technical crew and Torunarigha.

“The game has ended 5 minutes early with the score at 1-1. The Germany players left the pitch after Jordan Torunarigha was racially abused.”

In the game Douglas Martinez scored for Honduras while another German-Nigerian defender Felix Uduokhai leveled for Germany in the 87th minute. The game was abandoned with five minutes left to play.

Both players have confirmed that they have been approached by coach of the Nigerian team Gernot Rohr to switch allegiance to Nigeria after representing Germany at various youth levels.

Hertha Berlin defender Torunarigha has played for Germany from U16 to U21 before the elevation to the U23s. Augsburg Uduokhai played for the U21 and got called up to the senior team before dropping to the U23s.

Source: OwnGoal Nigeria

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