Milan on the racist incidents last weekend: ‘We must fight to build awareness’

Milan ‘stand with’ Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez and Valencia’s Mouctar Diakhaby. ‘We must keep on fighting to build awareness’.

Valencia protested by leaving the pitch, claiming Diakhaby was racially insulted by Cadiz striker Juan Cala.

Valencia continued the match after having ‘held a meeting and decided to proceed, in order to fight for the honour of the club, but denounce racism of any kind’.

Milan ‘stand with’ Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez and Valencia’s Mouctar Diakhaby. ‘We must keep on fighting to build awareness’.

Valencia protested by leaving the pitch, claiming Diakhaby was racially insulted by Cadiz striker Juan Cala.

Valencia continued the match after having ‘held a meeting and decided to proceed, in order to fight for the honour of the club, but denounce racism of any kind’.

Spurs defender Sanchez suffered racist abuse on social media after the 2-2 draw with Newcastle United on Sunday and the Colombian 24-year-old posted a picture of the abusive messages on his Instagram account, with the caption: “Nothing changes.”

“We are disgusted by the racist messages received by Davinson Sanchez today and are calling on social media platforms to take action,” Tottenham wrote in a statement.

Milan posted a tweet to show support and ‘stand with’ the clubs and players involved.

“We are saddened to hear of yet more racist incidents shaking the world of football,” Milan wrote. “We stand with Sanchez, Tottenham, Diakhaby and Valencia. Together we must keep on fighting to build awareness in the name of tolerance and inclusivity.”

Image credit: @ACMilan

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