Rico Lewis allegedly racially abused after in Champions League debut11/03/2022
Rico Lewis is allegedly racially abused by Sevilla fans after making history as the youngest ever player to score on Champions League debut – with Man City ‘strongly’ condemning abuse aimed at the 17-year-old
- Rico Lewis was allegedly subjected to racial abuse after playing against Sevilla
- The Manchester CIty prospect was making his debut in the Champions League
- The defender made history in the game as the youngest ever debut goalscorer
- Two people were arrested by Greater Manchester Police on Thursday
Manchester City youngster Rico Lewis was allegedly racially abused after making history on his first senior start.
Lewis became the youngest ever player to score on their full Champions League debut when he equalised during the 3-1 victory over Sevilla on Wednesday night.
The 17-year-old was substituted late on but subjected to abuse by away supporters during a walk of the Etihad Stadium’s perimeter back to the bench.
Rico Lewis was alledgly subject to racist abuse during his European debut against Sevilla
Greater Manchester Police have arrested two people on Thursday
Lewis did not report the incident himself and his club revealed that Greater Manchester Police had made two arrests on on Thursday.
‘Manchester City strongly condemns the racist abuse that Rico Lewis was subject to from Sevilla supporters at yesterday’s match,’ a City statement read.
‘We understand that two arrests have been made and are continuing to work with Sevilla and GMP to investigate this matter.
‘We will not tolerate discrimination of any kind at our stadium and will be offering our full support to Rico following these vile incidents.’
The 17-year-old became the youngest ever debut goalscorer in the Champions League
Manchester City have ‘strongly’ condemned the racial abuse that the defender recieved
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