It was a rowdy game at the weekend in Portuguese league, as the game between Porto vs Vitoria Guimaraes was infiltrated by yet another show of racism in football as Malian striker, Moussa Marega was racially abused by Vitoria SC fans after he scored his side’s winner on Sunday.
When the 28-year-old Milan striker netted in the 60th minute of the game, he celebrated his goal by pointing to the color of the skin on his forearm, which sparked monkey noises and chairs to be thrown from the stands.
Marega celebrated with one of the discarded plastic seats thrown at him but then made his way to the side of the pitch, with his thumbs down and looks like booing the home supporters.
He was given a yellow card for his reaction and after the abuse persisted he opted to angrily leave the pitch, but was held back by his teammates and opposition players, including Porto coach Sergio Conceicao.
The Malian striker who reportedly spent a season on loan at Vitoria in 2016-17 was later taken off the pitch in the 72nd minute and Wilson Manafa was brought in as his repalcement.
After the final whistle was heard, Marega took to Instagram to blast the racist supporters: “I’d like to tell those idiots that came to the stadium to shout racist abuse… go f*** yourself.
“I also want to congratulate the referee for not protecting me and showing me a yellow card because I’m defending my skin colour.
“I hope I never meet him again on a football pitch!! YOU’RE A DISGRACE!!!”
His coach, Conceicao also talked about the incident while disclosing in his post-match interview.
He told reporters: “We are completely indignant,”
“They insulted Marega since the warm-up. We are all a family here, regardless of our nationality, skin colour, height or the colour of our hair and we all deserve respect. What happened here is outrageous.I know the fans here are very passionate about their club and many fans are not represented by some of the people who were in the crowd today.”