Moussa Marega (28), the Franco-Malian striker from Porto, victim of racist screams on the lawn of Vitoria Guimaeres, decided to leave the field in the 71st minute of a match in the Portuguese Championship on Sunday.
After signing the goal of his team’s 2-1 victory (60th), Marega celebrated it with one of the stadium’s black seats that had been thrown to him from the stands, which earned him a yellow card. Then, exasperated by the racist chants and the monkey cries he heard, he decided to leave the lawn eleven minutes later.
Some of his teammates and some opposing players tried to dissuade him, but the player nevertheless returned to the locker room a few minutes later, escorted by members of the Porto technical staff. He was eventually replaced by Wilson Manafa (71st).
Former player of Vitoria Guimaeres (2016-2017), the Malian international striker, born in Ulis (suburb of Paris), entered the tunnel leading to the locker room, pointing his two thumbs down in disapproval towards the stands of the stadium of Guimaeres, after having addressed fingers of honor to the public.
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