Fan arrested for racially abusing Danny da Costa
A 1860 Munich fan has been arrested and banned from the stadium after racially abusing a Germany Under-21 international during a league match on Sunday.
Ingolstadt’s 20-year-old defender Danny da Costa, who played for Germany Under-21s in last Tuesday’s goalless draw with France, was the victim of racist taunts in his team’s 1-0 second-tier defeat at Munich’s Allianz Arena, which 1860 share with Bayern Munich.
“In the second-half, several fans, or whatever you want to call them, felt the need to shout stuff like or ‘black pig’ in my direction,” the Ingolstadt defender said.
“There was only a few of them, but every time the ball came near me, there were monkey chants. Of course, it’s a pretty feeling.”
As the insults continued, the junior international complained to referee Florian Mayer, who had an announcement put out over the tannoy system to stop the abuse.
AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng — who was born in Germany but played for Ghana at international level — famously walked off the pitch in Italy when subject to racist abuse last January, but Da Costa said doing something similar “wasn’t an option for me at that moment”.
The right-back said this was the worst abuse he had experienced in his short career. “I have never seen anything like this before,” he said.
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