Celtic midfielder Ki suffers racial abuse
Football fans have been caught up in a race storm after “woofing” and chanting “Who ate all the dogs?” at Celtic’s South Korean star Ki Sung-Yueng.
St Johnstone supporters directed the sick abuse at the midfielder during their side’s televised SPL clash on Saturday.
Anti-racism campaigners last night said they were “appalled” by the taunts – a reference to the use of pooches in Korean cuisine.
And they called on the cops, the Perth club and football chiefs to punish the louts responsible.
Celtic defender Cha Du-Ri also accused the Saints fans of being racist, by making monkey noises at his 21-year-old Korean team-mate.
He said: “When Ki had the ball, two supporters jumped up and started making monkey noises.
“The incident is shameful and I feel angry about it. There should be an investigation and they should be disciplined.”
Billy Singh, campaign co-ordinator for Show Racism the Red Card, said he considered the supporters’ chants “racist abuse”.
He said: “These so-called ‘fans’ have no place in football, and should be banned. St Johnstone have been great with our campaign and are equally appalled.”
A Celtic spokesman added: “Clearly such behaviour should have no place in football.”
Saints fans blasted the abuse on internet forums. One said: “It should have no place in the modern game.”
St Johnstone vowed to help cops catch the “extremely small minority” of yobs.
Tayside Police urged witnesses to come forward. The SPL said it would take action if the incident is included in the match delegate’s report.
From The Scottish Sun