Germany national team stars Leon Goretzka and Serge Gnabry, in support of their teammates Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan, condemned the racist attacks in their Wednesday’s draw against Serbia. Former Arsenal man Gnabry question how can the fans insult players from the national team based on their skin colour.
Speaking to German outlet Bild, Gnabry said: “It is ridiculous to cheer on one player and insult another just because of their skin colour. Racism has no place in the stadium or anywhere else in society.”
According to a report by AFP, The police confirmed that three men aged between 30 and 40 had turned themselves in after another fan, basketball journalist Andre Voigt, posted a video on Facebook.
“It is really sad that things like this are happening in 2019, and it’s important to raise your voice in a moment like that.” Speaking ahead of Germany’s Euro 2020 qualifier against the Netherlands this Sunday, Gnabry’s Germany and Bayern Munich team-mate Leon Goretzka also called on fans to stand up to racism.
“I watched the video, and the scenes that he describes made me really quite furious,” said the midfielder.
“I can only call on everyone to put people like that in their place.” “Where I come from in the Ruhr region, if you are asked about your nationality, the only answer is either Schalke, Dortmund or Bochum.”