Advertisement

Soccer Captain Stops Match After Being Target Of Racist Chants

Amiens captain Prince Gouano has been subjected to racist abuse from opposition fans during a French Ligue 1 match with Dijon.

Amiens defender Prince Gouano has stopped play for five minutes during his side's French Ligue 1 match with Dijon after being subjected to racist abuse by opposition fans.

The game at the Stade Gaston Gerard was stopped in the 78th minute on Friday night when Gouano heard racist abuse coming from the Dijon stands.

"We are in the 21st century, what happened is unacceptable," the French club captain told on beIN Sports.

READ MORE: "The World Is Watching": Joel Wilkinson Calls Out The AFL For Enabling 'Systemic' Racism

READ MORE: The Power Of Sport To Bring About Political Change

"I wanted to make a point when I asked to stop play. We are all equal."

The French League said in a statement that Dijon had identified a man who abused Gouano and he had been arrested.

The LFP added that its disciplinary commission would look into the case on Wednesday.

The match was eventually finished and ended in a 0-0 draw. Dijon are third from bottom, six points from the safety zone, while Amiens are seven points above them in 15th place.

"Full support to our captain Prince Gouano. Racism has no place in a football stadium," Amiens said on Twitter.