Dutch footballer Giliano Wijnaldum accuses own fans of racism

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Giliano Wijnaldum (Picture: Twitter/@LeoHalleTribune). Giliano Wijnaldum (Picture: Twitter/@LeoHalleTribune)

Go Ahead Eagles player Giliano Wijnaldum had racist comments shouted at him during a confrontation between him and a group of his own club's fans, AD reports. The confrontation happened after the home defeat against FC Twente (1-3) Sunday.

Wijnaldum was confronted by four fans as he was leaving the stadium. They blamed him for the loss of the match, accusing him of a lack of commitment. Wijnaldum, of course, disagreed. According to the newspaper, this then turned into a brawl in which one of the fans got a bloody nose.

Stewards of the club managed to rescue the player from his assailants. The fans still shouted insults after Wijnaldum. He defended himself by saying that he definitely gives everything he has to the club, which is when the fans started hurling racist abuse at him.

 

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