Racial Abuse Reduces Footballer To Tears On Field


Another footballer was racially abused in Europe on Sunday. Brazilian Emerson Luiz was reduced as tears as the opposing fans made racist jeers at him in his team, Partizan's victory over Rad.

The fans ignored the referee's and the public announcer's warnings and continued the jeers. They went further by unveiling a banner with a racial message that was removed by stewards.

After the conclusion of the 90 minutes, Everton Luiz showed the Rad supporters the middle finger and pointed to the Partizan badge, sparking a shoving match between players from both teams as the referee tried to restore order.

"I've been suffering racist abuse during the entire 90 minutes and also was upset by the home players, who supported that. They were all attacking me," the midfielder told reporters after the match.

"I want to forget this as soon as possible. I love Serbia and the people here, that is why I cried. But please say NO to racism!"

Everton Luiz has played in Serbia since joining from the Swiss league in January 2016.
Adebayo Williams

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