Soccer. Expelled for sending the ball to the rostrum after racist cries

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While he was the target of racist cries, Brazilian captain Shakhtar Donetsk Taison was sent off for sending the ball to Dynamo Kiev supporters' platform. His club Shakhtar Donetsk condemned this expulsion.

New racist incident in the stadiums. | AFP


  • New racist incident in the stadiums.
    New racist incident in the stadiums. | AFP

The Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk has condemned the exclusion of his Brazilian captain Taison, targeted by racist cries on Sunday and expelled for sending the ball towards the stand of fans Dynamo Kiev. In the 74th minute of play, while his team were leading 1-0 in this match played at the Metalist stadium in Kharkov (north-east), Taison fired towards the kop of Dynamo, from which racist insults came, before give him a finger of honor, which resulted in him being deported for "Unsportsmanlike behavior", recount the Ukrainian media.

The 31-year-old Shakhtar captain, whom he joined in 2013, left the field in tears, comforted by players from Dynamo Kiev. Another Brazilian from the Donetsk club, Dentinho, also cried, according to the pictures. The two teams have, for a time, left the field before resuming, without Taison, the match, won by the Donetsk club (1-0).

"Racism is a shame. Together, we must fight it every day, every minute and every second. "responded Shakhtar Donetsk's Portuguese coach Luis Castro, who lent his support to his players. "FC Shakhtar categorically opposes any form of racism"added, for its part, the three-time Ukrainian champion club on its website, adding that "Nothing can justify these insults to people because of their skin color, their religion or their political opinions"."Football is not a question of racism", simply reacted Dynamo Kiev on Twitter.

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