Schalke Issues Apology To Youssoufa Moukoko After Fans Racially Abuse BVB Teenager
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Schalke 04 on Sunday apologized to 15-year-old Borussia Dortmund player Youssoufa Moukoko after their fans hurled abuse at the teenager following his hat-trick in the Under-19 Ruhr derby.
"We can only apologize to Youssoufa Moukoko for what fans shouted during the Under-19 game," Schalke said on Twitter. "Putting emotions of a derby aside, we fully condemn such insults and reject them. We will take the necessary measures together with the Schalke fan department."
After Youssoufa #Moukoko scored his third goal for @BVB's under-19 team against @S04 today, you could hear people shouting: "Fuck off, you black ..." - "I break all your bones." - "Lay down in your grave." - "... funeral for you."— Constantin Eckner (@cc_eckner) October 18, 2020
The Cameroon-born Moukoko, considered one of the biggest talents in Germany, scored all the goals in their 3-2 win over Schalke on Sunday, with a few fans shouting insults at the teenager, who ignored them.
Great strike from Youssoufa Moukoko to complete his third hat-trick in as many games for Dortmund U19s so far this season.The 15-year-old could be involved for the first-team vs Lazio in midweek.#NxGn pic.twitter.com/shMAuPR296
— Tom Maston (@TomMaston) October 18, 2020
Moukoko is eligible to compete in the Bundesliga after he turns 16 in November.