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Ligue 2: the Girondins de Bordeaux denounce "a tense end to the match" and racist remarks after the match against Bastia


Bordeaux defender Malcom Bokele, excluded at the end of the match against Bastia, was allegedly the victim of racist remarks. He is supported by his club.

The Girondins de Bordeaux on Saturday denounced racist insults uttered on social networks against their Cameroonian defender Malcom Bokele, excluded against Bastia (2-0) during a stormy end of the 30th day of Ligue 2.

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Whatever the game situations experienced on the pitch, nothing can and will never justify racism in football.

Having learned of the events that took place after the meeting, Bordeaux gives its full support to Malcom Bokele in the face of the comments and insults made against him

, ”wrote the deputy general manager, Thomas Jacquemier.

The Girondins, "

firmly committed to this fight against racism and all forms of discrimination

", indicated that they were considering "

possible legal proceedings so that the events that occurred today do not go unpunished


The press release does not give other details but, questioned by AFP, the club indicated that it was about insults uttered on social networks, after a stormy end to the match marked by a scuffle following a collision. between Bokele and Bastian winger Migouel Alfarela.

This was followed by a kick from Bastia midfielder Tom Ducrocq on the chest of Bokele then on the ground, then an intrusion on the field by substitutes and technicians from both sides who railed against each other.

After several tense minutes, referee M. Brizard expelled the first two protagonists of the incident, Bokele and Alfarela, to the chagrin of Girondin coach David Guion who spoke of “an

unjustified expulsion


There are the pictures.

Immediately, I told the club that they had to appeal because under no circumstances Malcom (Bokele) made a gesture of aggression towards his opponent


Shortly after the match, several tweets and messages with offensive and racist connotations targeted the Bordeaux defender, who for his part expressed himself on Instagram: “I am obviously

very disappointed with this end to the match, especially in these conditions.

But the support I've been receiving since the footage of the incident goes straight to my heart


At the end of this 30th day of L2, Bordeaux consolidated its place of 2nd five points from Le Havre, but now four points ahead of Sochaux and Metz, where it will go in a week.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-04-08

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