NEWS
Tuesday January 30 2018
Sporting fans alleged racist chanting

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.

Image via Diario AS

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