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Germany’s Olympic Football Team Walks Off The Pitch After Nigerian-born Defender Jordan Torunarigha ‘Was Racially Abused By Honduras Player’ In Tokyo

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Germany’s Olympic football team have walked off the pitch during a friendly against Honduras after alleged racial abuse directed at their player Jordan
Torunarigha.Jordan is first son off former Nigerian football international, Ojokojo Torunarigha.

With the score at 1-1 in the Tokyo Olympics warm-up match against the central American team in Wakayama, the Germany players left the field together five minutes after defender Torunarigha was reported to have been racially insulted.

German football journalist Kerry Hau has indicated the insult came from a Honduras player.

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A tweet from Germany’s official Twitter read: ‘The game has ended 5 minutes early with the score at 1-1. The Germany players left the pitch after Jordan Torunarigha was racially abused

Coach Stefan Kuntz meanwhile added: ‘When one of our players is racially abused, playing on is not an option.’

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The game has ended 5 minutes early with the score at 1-1. The Germany players left the pitch after Jordan Torunarigha was racially abused.#WirfuerD #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/D85Q63Ynr9

— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) July 17, 2021

A tweet from Germany’s official Twitter read: ‘The game has ended 5 minutes early with the score at 1-1. The Germany players left the pitch after Jordan Torunarigha was racially abused.’

Coach Stefan Kuntz meanwhile added: ‘When one of our players is racially abused, playing on is not an option.’

Honduras however insisted it was a misunderstanding, themselves tweeting: ‘The game was abandoned on 87 minutes due to the fact that a German player alleged an racist insult on the part of a Honduran national team.

‘On the subject, the Honduran national team expresses that the situation passes as a misunderstanding on the pitch.’

The match – which was due to take place in three thirds of 30 minutes each – was level before the stoppage thanks to goal from another Nigerian Felix Uduokhai’a 84th-minute equalising goal for Germany after Douglas Martinez had given Honduras the lead 21 minutes in.

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