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Germany’s Olympic soccer team walks off the pitch during friendly match over alleged racial abuse

“The sport has ended 5 minutes early with the rating at 1-1. The Germany gamers left the pitch after Jordan Torunarigha was racially abused,” tweeted the DFB.

Torunarigha, who’s Black, performs as a defender for Germany.

The Honduran Football Federation didn’t reply to CNN’s request for remark by way of e-mail and cellphone, however the group stated in a tweet that the “alleged racial insult” had been a “misunderstanding” on the pitch.

The match towards Honduras befell in Wakayama, Japan and was the remaining follow for the German facet earlier than their first Olympic match on July 22, in response to the DFB.

The friendly was set as much as be three 30-minute video games, however at the finish of the third match Germany’s coach Stefan Kuntz and his team left the subject early.

“When of our gamers is racially abused, enjoying on just isn’t an possibility,” Kuntz stated in an announcement.

Hertha BSC's Jordan Torunarigha runs with the ball during the pre-season friendly match against MSV Neuruppin at Neuruppiner Volksparkstadion on July 7, 2021 in Neuruppin, Germany.

In February 2020, Hertha BSC participant Torunarigha was racially abused by followers of an opposing team in a German Cup match.

The DFB fined Bundesliga membership Schalke roughly $59,000 over the incident.

The Olympics run till August 8.

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