Derby of the U-19 teams
Racist insults against BVB youth player Moukoko – opponents Schalke apologize
In the victory of the Dortmund U19 against Schalke 04, super talent Youssoufa Moukoko scored all three goals and was racially insulted by the royal blue fans. Schalke now wants to react.
The Ruhr area derby between the U-19 teams from Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 on Saturday was overshadowed by a racism scandal. The BVB youth team prevailed 3-2 in the A-Junioren-Bundesliga game. The 15-year-old super talent Yousouffa Moukoko was a triple scorer. During the game Moukoko was offended by some Schalke fans.
It was noted by the “BVB Jugend” Twitter account, which reports on the games of the Dortmund youth teams, during the game. The racist remarks could also be heard in a live stream on the DFB website – including “I’ll break all your bones” after Moukoko scored. After a video of it spread on Twitter on Sunday, FC Schalke also responded and apologized to the player. “With all the emotions in the derby – we condemn such insults in the strongest possible way and expressly reject them,” tweeted the club.
Youssoufa Moukoko will soon be eligible to play for the Bundesliga
Schalke also announced that it would introduce “the necessary measures”. Last summer, the Schalke supervisory board chairman at the time, Clemens Tönnies, had already made disparaging remarks about Africans for a racism gossip. After much public criticism, he let his office rest for three months.
Youssoufa Moukoko is considered to be an exceptionally great talent and has already scored six times in the first three games of the season in the A-Junior Bundesliga. Since this season he is also in the professional squad of BVB. The DFB had agreed to an application from Dortmund, according to which youth players could receive a license to play at the age of 16 instead of the previous age of 17. From his 16th birthday on November 20, Moukoko will also be eligible to play in the Bundesliga.
BVB managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke raved about the striker’s three-pack in the ZDF’s “Current Sports Studio”: “He’s a great boy and very grounded. We shouldn’t overload him with expectations. But he’s a great gamer.” In the past, however, there have always been doubts as to whether the age information of the German youth international, who came to Germany from Cameroon at the age of ten, is correct. However, there was never any evidence of possible forgeries.