During a test match against Honduras, Germany’s Olympic squad stormed off the field when Jordan Torunarigha was reportedly racially insulted.
The Germany team’s Twitter account verified the news in a post that read: “The game has ended 5 minutes early with the score at 1-1. The German players left the pitch after Jordan Torunarigha was racially abused.”
ℹ️ The game has ended 5 minutes early with the score at 1-1. The Germany players left the pitch after Jordan Torunarigha was racially abused.#WirfuerD #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/D85Q63Ynr9— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) July 17, 2021
Germany coach Stefan Kuntz said: “When one of our players is racially abused, playing on is not an option.”
The behind-closed-doors warm-up game was held in Wakayama, Japan, to prepare for the Olympic Games.
The German football organization stated that the game was played in thirds of 30 minutes, with Honduras scoring in the 21st minute through Douglas Martinez.
Germany equalized in the 84th minute with Felix Uduokhai, but Germany departed the field shortly after.
Torunarigha, 23, is a Hertha Berlin defender who plays in the German Bundesliga. He has represented Germany in every age category, from under-16 to U21.
Germany’s Olympic campaign begins on July 22 against Brazil, followed by Group D matches against Saudi Arabia and Ivory Coast.