An entire stadium in Germany stood up to chant ‘Nazi’s Out’ after fans reported a supporter to security for racially abusing a player.
Leroy Kwadwo was racially abused whilst playing for Wurzburger Kickers. The fans inside the stadium heard the abuse and quickly reported the racist fan to security members inside the ground. As the fan was being escorted from the stadium, supporters were on their feet chanting ‘Nazi’s Out!’
The incredible support shown for Kwadwo took place as his side, Wurzburger Kickers took on Preußen Münster. Kwadwo was understandably visibly shaken by the incident. the 23-year-old defender was also comforted by his team-mates, as well as players from Preußen Münster.
In Germany, a fan hurled racist slurs towards Leroy Kwadwo, a Ghanian football player.
When other fans saw it, they alerted security, who escorted the man out.
Then, as opposing players came to hug Kwadwo, the entire stadium stood up and chanted "Nazis Out!" pic.twitter.com/FHQP9Pe18J
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Leroy released a statement after the game.
“Regrettably, there was an unfortunate incident during our away game at Preußen Munster. I was racially insulted by a single viewer. This just makes me sad. ‘I have a different skin colour, but I was born here, in this wonderful country that gave so much and made things possible for me and my family. I am one of you.
“I live here and can live my vocation and passion as a professional player with Wurzburger Kickers. Something like yesterday just makes me sad and angry because everyone has to know; Racism doesn’t belong in our world. We all have the opportunity to tackle it and prevent it from happening.
“At this point, I would like to expressly thank all of the people in the stadium, those responsible and the players from Munster, and especially my team and the Kickers, who were at my side immediately. Your reaction was exemplary – you cannot imagine what it means to me and all the other players like me. We must all continue to fight against it, just like you did and nip it in the bud. Thanks for every single message. I hope this will finally end. Thank you for your humanity.”