Sporting Gijon B goalkeeper racially abused by Ibiza ballboys after giving his shirt to them



Posted Monday, February 24, 2020 by Marca.com

Sporting Gijon B goalkeeper racially abused by Ibiza ballboys after giving his shirt to them

Sporting Gijon B player Christian Joel has reported an act of racism from ballboys after a game away at UD Ibiza.

The goalkeeper had given his shirt to the boys after a match in Ibiza before they insulted him in a video.

"After the match at Ibiza, the ball boys sent me a video calling me an 'immigrant' with the shirt that they'd got from me," he wrote on social media.

"These situations can't be condoned in any way. We live in a society in which racism has no place in any aspect of life."

Ibiza later released a statement saying that they've expelled the ballboys from the club's academy and apologised to Joel and Sporting for such abhorrent behaviour.

"Ibiza is a sporting entity formed by people from very different backgrounds, languages and beliefs," they said.

"In this place, we work so that football is a point of meeting and a place of coexistence in which, evidently, this type of behaviour has to be persecuted, reported and eliminated from its roots."



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