A scandalous racist incident marred the Portuguese Primeira Liga game between Vitoria Guimares and FC Porto on Sunday after the visitor’s Malian striker, Moussa Marega was racially abused with chants throughout his stay on the pitch.

The 28th year old after having scored in the 60th minute celebrated by touching the skin of his arms symbolizing to his dark skin tone. His celebration however sparked intense racist chants and even caused chairs to be thrown in his direction.

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Marega even went on to celebrate with one of the thrown plastic seats but then made his way to the side of the pitch, with his thumbs down and seemingly booing the home supporters.

He was subsequently given a yellow card for the reaction and after the abuse continued he attempted to angrily leave the pitch, but was restrained by his teammates and opposition players, including Porto coach Sergio Conceicao.

He was however substituted in the 72nd minute by Wilson Manafa.

After the match, Marega took to Instagram to blast the Vitoria fans. He wrote: ‘I’d like to tell those idiots that came to the stadium to shout racist abuse… go f*** yourself.

‘I also want to congratulate the referee for not protecting me and showing me a yellow card because I’m defending my skin colour.

‘I hope I never meet him again on a football pitch!! YOU’RE A DISGRACE!!!’

‘I also want to congratulate the referee for not protecting me and showing me a yellow card because I’m defending my skin colour.

‘I hope I never meet him again on a football pitch!! YOU’RE A DISGRACE!!!’

Marega points the middle finger at Vitoria fans.

His coach, Conceicao also spoke about the incident while speaking in his post-match interview. 

He told reporters: “We are completely indignant,”


“They insulted Marega since the warm-up. We are all a family here, regardless of our nationality, skin colour, height or the colour of our hair and we all deserve respect. What happened here is outrageous.

“I know the fans here are very passionate about their club and many fans are not represented by some of the people who were in the crowd today.”

Racism continues to be a niggling issue among most top European football leagues.