La Liga 123 outfit Sporting Gijon may face punishment after racist chanting could be heard during a recent clash with Nastic.
“We don’t want black players” could be heard clearly from a section of the Asturian club’s fans during Saturday’s league clash, although the club’s Ultra Boys group have distanced themselves from the claims.
Diario AS cites a report from Spanish TV station La Sexta which clarified the words as being altered from the chant “No queremos jugadores, jugadores del montón, los queremos de Mareo, orgullosos de Gijon” – stating they only want local players who are proud of the club.
However, the “jugadores del montón” lyrics were changed to “jugadores de color”, but a statement from the club’s Ultra group insist this was not connected to their microphone-led chants.
Sporting also found themselves in hot water following racist chanting towards Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams last season.
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