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The world of football shows solidarity with Porto's Marega

FC Porto's Moussa Marega called referee Luis Godinho "a disgrace" and the Vitoria fans "idiots" after suffering racist abuse in Porto's win in Guimaraes.

The world of football shows solidarity with Porto's Marega

FC Porto striker Moussa Marega walked off after suffering alleged racist abuse at Vitoria Guimaraes and he hit out at their fans and the match officials.

Marega celebrated his 60th-minute goal, which put the visitors 1-2 ahead at Estadio D. Afonso Henriques on Sunday, by pointing to his skin and was subsequently booked by referee Luis Godinho.

Objects were thrown in the direction of the Mali international, who made the decision to leave the pitch 10 minutes later.

Marega's team-mates tried to encourage him to stay on, but he was eventually helped down the tunnel and displayed his middle fingers to the supporters.

After the match, he posted on Instagram: "I would just like say to these idiots who come to the stadium to make racist chants … go f*** yourselves.

Global support for Marega

The incident has seen many clubs and players from around the world show support and solidarity with Marega with messages from Portuguese outfits such as: Sporting CP, Sporting Braga and Rio Ave.

Solidarity wasn't just limited to Liga Nos teams with the likes of of Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund and Brazil's Vasco da Gama also posting messages of support. On an individual level, players such as Felipe (Flamengo), Éder Militão (Real Madrid), Mangala (Valencia) and Gonçalo Paciência (Eintracht Frankfurt) along with Porto boss Sergio Conceição and team-mate Iker Casillas also posted messages of support for the striker.


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