Schalke apologizes after Borussia Dortmund’s Youssoufa Moukoko falls victim to fan racism in youth game
Schalke apologizes after Borussia Dortmund prodigy Youssoufa Moukoko is racially abused by supporters in Under-19 derby on Sunday
- Youssoufa Moukoko scored a hat-trick in Dortmund Under-19s’ win over Schalke
- The striker helped to a 3-2 victory on Sunday, but faced racial abuse
- Schalke apologized on Sunday for the behavior of their fans in the youth team game
- The 15-year-old hopes to play for Dortmund’s first team later this season
Schalke has apologized for the racist abuse of Borussia Dortmund youth player Youssoufa Moukoko during a match between the rival clubs’ under-19 teams on Sunday.
Kicker magazine reported that some Schalke fans had directed “ nasty insults ” against Moukoko, who scored a hat-trick in the 3-2 Ruhr derby under-19 on Sunday after scoring his third goal in the 63rd minute with a long-range shot. . .
Schalke’s Twitter account posted on Sunday: ‘We can only apologize for the behavior of some of our fans towards Youssoufa #Moukoko during today’s U19 game.
Youssoufa Moukoko from Dortmund received racial taunts in an under-19 match at Schalke
Schalke apologized on Sunday after the abuse after striker Moukoko scored a hat-trick
‘Aside from the Derby emotions, we completely condemn and oppose such insults.’
In a tweet with the hashtag ‘NoToRacism’, the club said the supporter relations department will ‘take the necessary measures’.
Moukoko, 15, is a highly regarded youngster and will be eligible for the Dortmund senior team when he turns 16 on November 20.
The treble on Sunday was his third hat-trick in three competitive games after a 3-0 cup win over SV Wehen Wiesbaden and a 5-0 league win over Preussen Munster.
Moukoko guided his team to a 3-2 victory this weekend and wants to play for the first team
Moukoko was born in Cameroon, but has represented the youth teams of Germany at under-16 and under-20 level.
He was in the ranks of fellow German side St Pauli and played for their under-13 team, but moved to Dortmund academy in 2016.