Soumaila Coulibaly from Borussia Dortmund became the big unlucky raven on the part of the guests in the turbulent 3: 3 (2: 0) at VfB Stuttgart. BVB now reacted very clearly to subsequent criticism, some of which was racially motivated.
“Borussia Dortmund offered him support in this matter,” said BVB spokesman Sascha Fligge to “Ruhr Nachrichten”. The BVB spokesman also confirmed: “We condemn all forms of discrimination and racism.”
After the chaotic draw in Stuttgart, Soumaila Coulibaly received several messages, some of which were racially motivated. On Saturday evening, the 19-year-old had restricted the comment function on Instagram.
On his debut in the Bundesliga, Coulibaly came into the game at half-time with a score of 2-0 from Dortmund’s point of view for Mats Hummels, who had a cold – actually a good time for a first appearance in the upper house, BVB was yellow after the yellow -red card against Konstantinos Mavropanos but already outnumbered.
But in the turbulent final phase, everything went haywire in the BVB back line around the young defender, who played alongside Emre Can in central defence. First BVB caught the goals of Tanguy Coulibaly (78′) and Josha Vagnoman (84′), then the wildly playing second in the table conceded the equalizer again (90’+7) after Gio Reyna (90’+2) took the lead again. .
The chance of catching up with FC Bayern in the fight for the championship was gone again.
BVB trainer Terzic has Coulibaly’s back
Soumaila Coulibaly of all people didn’t look good when BVB conceded the third goal. The youngster had missed the opportunity to clear the Stuttgart cross and thus allowed Silas Katompa Mvumpa to finish. Desperate, the BVB defender slammed his hands on the ground after conceding.
Coulibaly had received encouraging words from his teammates on the pitch. After all, the entire defensive behavior of the BVB professionals in this scene did not fit at all.
Head coach Edin Terzic stressed at the press conference after the game: “Of course we would have liked him to clear the ball with his right foot. But it would be absolutely wrong to make him a scapegoat now.”