Sevilla issue response to racist abuse suffered by Marcos Acuña at Getafe

La Liga outfit Sevilla have issued a public statement, in response to the disgusting racially-motivated abuse heard stemming from the stands during their meeting with Getafe.

Quique’s troops, for their part, are fresh off a crucial victory, in their return to action post-international break.

After making the trip to Madrid, a solitary goal on the part of Sergio Ramos proved enough to guide the Nervionenses to a hard-fought three points at the expense of Getafe.

And yet, as alluded to above, an otherwise fine day’s work for the visitors to the Estadio Coliseum was spoiled by sections of the home crowd.

As much came on the hour mark in proceedings, when chants of ‘monkey’ were directed at Sevilla defender Marcos Acuña.

The clash was momentarily brought to a halt by referee Iglesias Villanueva, who passed a message to those on the sidelines before an announcement was broadcast throughout the Coliseum.

And, as alluded to above, such condemnation has since been followed by a further statement, on the part of Sevilla themselves.

In a post across the club’s social media platforms on Saturday evening, the Andalusian outfit announced:

‘We condemn the racist and xenophobic abuse suffered by Marcos Acuña and our coaching staff during #GetafeSevillaFC.’

Conor Laird | GSFN

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