It’s 2019 and football is still being plagued by racism.
Any form of racial abuse, or abuse of any other kind for that matter, definitely has no place in the modern society, yet it continues to persist in football.
But for all the world’s efforts to abolish it, Jordi Osei-Tutu, Arsenal’s young star-in-making currently playing his football at German second-tier side Vfl Bochum, has unfortunately been the latest victim of said discrimination.
According to the Mirror’s latest report, the 20-year-old defender was racially abused and left in tears during the game against Swiss side St Gallen on Tuesday.
The Bochum loanee has taken to Instagram to send a powerful message following the incident and many stars of the beautiful game swarmed his profile with their own replies of support.
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Thank you for all the supporting messages. It is deeply sad that this sort of behaviour is still part of the game but it is what it is, it will NEVER stop me playing, it will NEVER stop me achieving my goals and it certainly won’t stop me from excelling on my loan move and having a successful season with VFL Bochum ❤💙
Alex Iwobi and Jadon Sancho were among the first superstars to reply to his snap. The Borussia Dortmund ace told the youngster that he should never stop while his Arsenal colleague shared a couple of emojis for support.
There were many others, mostly Arsenal youngsters, who did the same as the footballing world united behind Osei-Tutu.