A Wolverhampton Wanderers player was on the receiving end of racist abuse during the team’s final pre-season fixture with Portuguese side SC Farense, the club has confirmed.
The game, which took place on Sunday evening ended in a 1-1 draw following a second-half penalty from Hwang Hee-chan and it’s the South Korean himself that is believed to have been the one on the receiving end of the abuse.
There is no official confirmation of which player it definitely was, though a number of witnesses that watched the game appear to have seen a racist gesture made towards the 26-year-old.
What’s been said?
‘We are very disappointed to report that one of our players was the target of discriminatory abuse from opposition fans during this evening’s game with SC Farense.
‘We will be reporting the incident to UEFA and asking our opponent and relevant authorities to investigate. We are offering our full support to the player involved.
‘Racism in any form is completley unacceptable and should never be left unchallenged.’
A reminder to anyone that witnesses racist or discriminatory behaviour of any kind during a football game this year to please report it to the authorities.
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