Video: Arsenal starlet subject to horrific racial abuse in friendly

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Ugly scenes emerged from Switzerland yesterday as Arsenal loanee, Jordi Osei-Tutu looked to be the victim of vile racial abuse.

Osei-Tutu joined 2.Bundesliga side VfL Bochum at the end of June on a one-year loan and made his 4th appearance for the club in a pre-season friendly against Swiss Super League team, St. Gallen.

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But the ugliness erupted in the aftermath of the opening goal in the 42nd minute as shortly after the game resumed, Osei-Tutu was seen engaging with St. Gallen goalscorer, Sliman Kchouk. On the live-stream provided by Bochum’s YouTube channel, the camera pans away from the incident near the half-way line, following the ball back towards the Bochum goal. Upon Bochum goalkeeper Manuel Riemann clearing the ball up field, Osei-Tutu could be seen distressed and distraught walking towards the centre of the pitch before the referee called a halt to proceedings.

Osei-Tutu remonstrated with the referee about the incident before exiting the pitch visibly upset under restraint from team-mates and coaching staff and didn’t return for another three minutes when the referee wisely decided to call for half-time.

Jordi Osei-Tutu fights back at raciam with Instagram post
Jordi Osei-Tutu fights back at racism with Instagram Stories post

The 20-year-old full-back took to Instagram after the game, reposting a fan’s message of support with the video and adding a simple, but incredibly effective caption of ‘Say no to racism’ attached.

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