FC Zurich condemn racist incident in Swiss Super League

FC Zurich condemn racist incident in Swiss Super League

FC Zurich condemn racist incident in Swiss Super League

FC Zurich have issued a statement against supporters who threw a banana at FC Basel player Aldo Kalulu during their fixture in the Swiss Super League at the weekend.

The away supporters continuously abused Kalulu throughout the game, with the club since admitting that the banana that appeared on the pitch had come from their own travelling fans.

The 22-year-old was on corner-taking duties for Basel in the game and became a quick target each time he walked to take them in the game, with the Zurich fans in attendance also throwing lighters at the player, as well as the banana.

Zurich have since released the following statement, saying: “In the early stages of (the match) against Basel, a banana was thrown out of FCZ’s fan zone towards FCB player Aldo Kalulu when he went to take a corner.

“The club strongly condemns this racist behaviour and does not tolerate it in any way. There is no room for xenophobia and discrimination in football.

“FCZ has always been committed to diversity and welcomes all people, regardless of their background or religion.”

It is the latest in a line of racist incidents associated with football in recent weeks, with Pierre Emerick Aubameyang suffering similar treatment from Tottenham Hotspur fans, while Raheem Sterling was targeted by Chelsea supporters at the weekend.

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