NATIONS - Elanga: I was subject to racist comment in Tuesday's match
In a European Championship qualifying match against Italy, a player on Sweden's under-21 national soccer team claimed he was racially insulted by an opponent.
According to the Swedish soccer organization, Anthony Elanga, a striker for Manchester United, stated he was treated to a racial remark during Tuesday's match in Monza.
“We have told our version of what happened and have submitted an oral report to both the referees and the match delegates,” said Claes Eriksson, the coach of Sweden's under-21 team. "Now we are waiting for feedback through the match report and the referee report.
“Once they have arrived, we decide how to proceed.”
“No one should have to be exposed to racism, it is completely unacceptable,” Eriksson said. “We all stand behind and support Anthony in this.”
Elanga, who is 19 years old, has only appeared in one game for United this season, a 1-0 loss to West Ham in the English League Cup.