German Olympic soccer team leaves stadium after alleged racist harassment towards Torunarigha.

Contempt against the 23-year-old defender forced the team to leave the field five minutes before the start of the game.


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Germany's Olympic match against Honduras came to an abrupt end on Saturday, with players kicking off the field due to harassment against Jordan Torunarigha

Kunts' side will take on the Central American nation in preparation for the 2020 Olympics starting next week.


Before the event, Felix Uduokhai equalized for Germany with a goal, leaving the teams 1–1.

What happened ?


Players leave the field five minutes before the game.


According to the German Olympic Football Twitter account, the players decided to leave, giving defender Torunarigha a bet based on race.


"The match should have been postponed five minutes before the 1-1 draw ended. After our player Jordan Torunarigha was racially abused, the German left the pitch," a brief statement said.


The DFP told gole & Spocks that the insult was allegedly caused by one of the Honduran players. Confirmed.


The game has no spectators, it is a background game played in Wagah, Japan.


Speaking after the game, Kunts commented: "For the game, it was at an all-time high. I was wondering what happened to Jordan in the third half. There was an argument five minutes before the end of the game.


"I ran to Jordan because I saw his face. He was very confused. He said he was being discriminated against for the second time. The entire Honduran team came to the bench and apologized. Our case in Jordan is over.


"He (Torunarigha) took his partner there and hugged him for the first few minutes. He was very upset. But you can see he was happy to be with us. In the end, we had a little fun."The team does a great job. Of course, it helps when you see your colleagues supporting you. And that's a strong statement from Jordan," that's it. "


Meanwhile, Honduras issued a statement on social media calling the incident "unfortunate".


He wrote: "The German player was accused of insulting the Honduran national team and the game ended in a draw of 87 [min].


"In this regard, the Selection National de Honduras states that the situation is the result of a dispute in the region."

Torunarigha has been racist in the past

Unfortunately Torunarigha had to endure racial persecution before.


Some recent cases related to racism in football

Football discrimination has become a big issue this summer.


Three England players - Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Buka Saka - have been subjected to racial harassment on social media since missing the final Euro 2020 penalty against Italy.

Every player posted a statement on social media for a week in which they raised their voice against discrimination.


Saka wrote, "There is no place for racism or hatred in football or any other public place. Most people who send these messages together will call, take action and report this opinion and show kindness to each other." Will drive away hatred."


Like Saka, Rashford admitted he believed he would receive news and racism after his disappearance: "I grew up in a sport where I expected to read things written about myself.


"My skin color is not what it once was where I grew up or recently, I decided to spend my time off the field and watch my performance all day, my penalty is not enough, you have to enter but I'm on it. I will never apologize for who I am and where did I come from."


Discrimination on social media has been an ongoing issue throughout the years, with many players pointing to the abuse they have experienced, prompting English football to ignore Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Efforts are being made to force them to act.