July 10, 2019 / 1:52 PM / 3 months ago

Soccer-Bochum's Osei-Tutu suffers alleged racial abuse in pre-season game

July 10 (Reuters) - VfL Bochum defender Jordi Osei-Tutu was allegedly subjected to racial abuse in a pre-season friendly against Swiss club St Gallen.

The 20-year-old, on-loan at the German second-tier club from Premier League Arsenal, posted a video of the incident on Instagram which shows him visibly distraught and talking to the referee before walking off the pitch.

"#SayNoToRacism! VfL Bochum vehemently condemns all forms of racism. Jordi, we stand behind you," Bochum said in a statement here

St Gallen made a statement on Twitter.

"FC St Gallen makes clear that it strongly condemns all forms of racism and discrimination. Corresponding misconduct would be immediately sanctioned," the club said here

Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru, Additional reporting by Silvia Recchimuzzi, editing by Ed Osmond

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