Arsenal loanee Jordi Osei-Tutu left the pitch midway through a pre-season friendly in floods of tears after being racially abused.
The youngster, 20, stormed off the field while playing for German second-tier side VfL Bochum on the back of some vile taunts against Swiss side St Gallen.
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During the broadcast, Osei-Tutu could be seen speaking with opposition forward Sliman Kchouk, before the camera pans away.
Moments later though, the Arsenal loanee is seen looking agitated before walking towards the centre-circle.
Osei-Tutu then rowed with the referee before appearing to walk off, bursting through the restraints of his teammates – all the while covering his face as he choked through tears.
The fullback left the pitch on 42 minutes and failed to return in the first-half, with the referee eventually blowing for halftime early.
It’s said Osei-Tutu returned to the pitch for the second-half.
Following the match, the defender re-posted a fan’s message of support on Instagram, which read: “Credit to JOT.
“He calmed down and continued playing. Big up my man! Say no to racism.”
And on Wednesday, Arsenal released their own statement, reading: “Last night Jordi Osei-Tutu received unacceptable racial abuse playing for VfL Bochum during a pre-season friendly match against Swiss club St Gallen.
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Spare a quick thought for Jordi Osei-Tutu Who was the victim of racial abuse today whilst on loan at VfL Bochum. There is no place for racism in society, and football should be no difference. Credit to him for keeping his head. The footballing world stands with you, Jordi.
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1)July 9, 2019
“We are working closely with Bochum and Jordi and we are giving him our full support.
“Racism has no place in our game and we do not tolerate any form of discrimination.”
Osei-Tutu added: “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.
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“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.”
The sickening act of racism is just the latest in an horrific run of incidents in the past year.
Raheem Sterling, Danny Rose, Nathan Byrne and Wilfried Zaha are just four examples of players subjected to disgraceful racist abuse last season alone.
And that is just the tip of the iceberg, as Rose revealed he can’t wait to quit football just to escape the behaviour of revolting fans.
Jordi Osei-Tutu very upset after an altercation with an opposition player, believed to be #28 Silman Kchouk & he clearly says he was called “a black c**t”.
Credit to JOT for returning to the field.
Mertesacker, Ben Knapper &#AFCwill be considering what’s best for JOT now.pic.twitter.com/7zrdVyhtZi
— Gilles 🇳🇬🏴 (@GrimandiTweets_)July 9, 2019