Batshuayi: ‘It’s 2018 and there are still monkey noises in the stands… really?’

2018-02-23 11:39:31

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has reported that he suffered racist abuse during Borussia Dortmund’s Europa League clash against Serie A side Atalanta.

The Belgian ace, currently on loan at Dortmund, said on Twitter that he heard ‘monkey noises’ from the stands in Italy.

Thursday night’s game finished 1-1 but Dortmund progressed to the next round 4-3 on aggregate, with Batshuayi scoring twice in the first-leg.

2018 and still racists monkey noises in the stands ... really ?! hope you have fun watching the rest of @EuropaLeague on TV while we are through #SayNoToRacism #GoWatchBlackPanther — Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) February 22, 2018

Yep lol — Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) February 22, 2018

Atalanta have previous offenses related to racism. In January, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly was subjected to racist chants during a Serie A game and the club received a suspended one-game stand closure.

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