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Dijon-Amiens game gets interrupted as players hear racist chants from fans


Devdiscourse News Desk dijon France
Updated: 13-04-2019 01:08 IST
Dijon-Amiens game gets interrupted as players hear racist chants from fans

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Dijon's Ligue 1 game against visiting Amiens was interrupted for five minutes on Friday when the teams stopped playing after French defender Prince Gouano was subjected to alleged racist chants from the home fans.

"We are in the 21st century, what happened is unacceptable," Gouano said on beIN Sport. "I wanted to make a point when I asked to stop play. We are all equal." The game at the Stade Gaston Gerard was stopped in the 78th minute when Gouano said he heard racist chants coming from the Dijon fans.

The match was eventually finished and ended in a 0-0 draw. Dijon are third from bottom, six points from the safety zone, while Amiens are seven points above them in 15th place. "Full support to our captain Prince Gouano. Racism has no place in a football stadium," Amiens said on Twitter. (Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ken Ferris and Toby Davis)

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : France

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