“You can hate me, but you will never get me down”
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Youssoufa Moukoko single-handedly shoots FC Schalke in the U19 Bundesliga. During the game, the BVB striker was insulted by Schalke fans. The 15-year-old now speaks in detail.
EOnce again he did what he does best: score goals. Borussia Dortmund’s Youssoufa Moukoko single-handedly shoots down their arch rivals when they beat FC Schalke 04 3-2 in the U19 Bundesliga. The BVB striker scored all three goals and after the third matchday already had six goals on his account. The 15-year-old also plays in his own league in the U19.
While Moukoko shone on the pitch, some fans in the stands gave themselves verbal total failures. They insulted the young striker who could make his professional debut in November. A fan shouted: “I’ll break all your bones.” The live stream of the game broadcast by the DFB also showed how Moukoko was denigrated as a “son of a bitch” and “piss off” and “go to the grave” should.
One day after the terrible insults, Moukoko spoke up in a statement via Instagram: “Dear football fans! I thank you for all your nice words and comments. At this point I would like to say that there should be no place for racism in football or on a human level! That has nothing to do with Schalke, because they are not football fans, but people who want to spread hatred. A derby is always emotional for players and fans, but in the end the sport should connect us and be fun and not set any boundaries between us. “
FC Schalke apologized for the hatred of its fans immediately after the game. “It is of course to be strongly condemned what happened there. And nowadays it is slowly no longer possible to put into words what some people in our society allow themselves, ”said Sports Director Jochen Schneider Sky. He announced that he would find the fans: “I have briefly Hans-Joachim Watzke (BVB managing director, editor’s note) written and apologized to the player and Borussia Dortmund. “
“God made us all beautiful”
Moukoko met the hatred that hit him with remarkable serenity. “We are opponents on the pitch, but we are united in this matter, don’t forget that we all share a love for football. God made us all beautiful, we are all special, because no matter whether poor, rich, black, white, at the end of the day we all bleed the same. Anyone who says otherwise is just jealous and, as is well known, envy is the highest form of recognition. Don’t let anyone dissuade you from doing what you love, ”he wrote on Instagram.
And further: “You can hate and insult me, but you will never get me down, because what I love, I will always do, and that is play football and score goals. We say NO to racism, there is enough hatred in the world, let’s stick together. Black lives matter! “