Batshuayi claims to be victim of racial abuse

Batshuayi claims to be victim of racial abuse

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Michy Batshuayi. (Xinhua/Joachim Bywaletz/IANS)
Bergamo (Italy), Feb 23 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund striker Michy Batshuayi has claimed to be a victim of racial abuse during their Europa League pre-quarterfinal second leg against Atalanta here."2018 and still racists monkey noises in the stands ... really ? hope you have fun watching the rest of @EuropaLeague on TV while we are through #SayNoToRacism #GoWatchBlackPanther.," the Belgian international wrote on Twitter after the game at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia on Thursday.Dortmund drew Atalanta 1-1 for a 4-3 aggregate win in the tie. The first leg in Dortmund had ended 3-2 in favour of the German football club.Later, Atalanta President Percassi issued an apology. "I'll be honest, I didn't hear them. If they did happen, then I am very sad and absolutely apologise to Batshuayi. This should never happen," he was quoted as saying by football-italia.net.The 24-year-old Batshuayi is on loan at Dortmund from English champions Chelsea.--IANSpur/bg

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