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Arsenal Condemn Racist Abuse Against Defender, Osei-Tutu

Arsenal have condemned racial abuse Jordi Osei-Tutu said he suffered during a pre-season friendly friendly for loan club, VFL Bochum.

Osei-Tutu, 20, left the pitch in tears, saying an opposition player had abused him.

The defender, who signed for second-tier German side, Bochum, on a season-long loan, started in the warm-up match against Swiss team, St Gallen, on Tuesday.

The incident reportedly occurred two minutes after Osei-Tutu was booked for a late tackle.

Arsenal have said they are “working closely with Bochum” and are giving the player their full support.

“Racism has no place in our game and we do not tolerate any form of discrimination,” the club said in a statement.

Osei-Tutu shrugged off his team-mates, before being escorted off the pitch by a member of the Bochum coaching staff. He however, managed to compose himself and returned to complete the game.

In a statement, the defender, who is yet to make a senior appearance for Arsenal, said: “I am very disappointed about what happened.

“No one should ever be subject to any discrimination and it is really hard to understand how a fellow professional footballer could do this.

“Arsenal and Bochum have provided great support to me and I hope that, if nothing else, we can show that racism has no place within football.”

St Gallen also said it condemn all forms of discrimination in the “strongest possible way”.

“With our players from different countries and cultures, we are an example of mutual understanding and tolerance,” they said in a statement.

“Our players take care of each other, completely regardless of origin, skin colour or religion. The player concerned, in a hearing with the people in charge, assured us that he had followed this association principle,” the club stated.

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