This Is What Happened To The German Team In The Midst Of A Friendly Match

Germany’s Olympic soccer team strolled off the pitch during a friendly match against Honduras after one of the German players was racially abused, according to the German Football Association.

With only 5-minutes into the game, it had to be stopped with the score at 1-1. The Germany players left the pitch after Black defender Jordan Torunarigha was abused by some fans.

Meanwhile, the Honduran Football Federation said in a tweet that the “alleged racial insult” had been a “misunderstanding” on the pitch.


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The match against Honduras occurred in Wakayama, Japan and was the last training match for the German side before their first Olympic match on July 22, as indicated by the German Football Association.

The friendly match was set up to be three 30-minute games, yet toward the end of the match, Germany’s coach Stefan Kuntz and his team left the field early.

In February 2020, Hertha BSC player Torunarigha was racially abused by fans of a rival team in a German Cup match.

The Football Association fined Bundesliga club Schalke generally $59,000 over the episode.

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