Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Allegations City Duo Were Racially Abused

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Allegations City Duo Were Racially Abused

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THREE men have turned themselves into authorities after allegedly making racist comments about Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan during the friendly with Serbia, according to reports in Germany.

The City pair both featured in the game in Wolfsburg on Wednesday evening.

Following the account of a German journalist that detailed the abuse Sane and Gundogan had been subjected to by three individuals, the national team put out a strong statement.

"The DFB condemns the racist incident in the international match against Serbia on Wednesday in Wolfsburg in the strongest terms. During the match at the Volkswagen Arena, national team players Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan were constantly insulted by a small group of spectators," it read. "Thanks to the support of a fan, the DFB was able to locate the ticket buyer for the seats where the spectators were sitting. …

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