Vincent Kompany target of racist abuse in Belgian sport

Anderlecht coach Vincent Kompany (Twitter)

Belgium’s Anderlecht coach Vincent Kompany said he was subjected to racist abuse during a match against Club Brugge.

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Anderlecht coach Vincent Kompany was left “disgusted” after being the target of racist abuse during Sunday’s Belgian league game against Club Brugge.

“I leave this match disappointed. Throughout the game my staff and I were insulted. Racist insults that were also targeted at the players,” said the former Manchester City and Belgium captain.

“The day ends badly. I will meet with my staff and people important to me. We still shouldn’t go through this,” he told television broadcaster XI after the 2-2 draw.

Club Brugge said it condemned “all forms of racism” on its Twitter account.

“Some people are not representative of the values ​​and standards of our clubs and have no place in Jan Breidel Stadium.”

The abuse prompted a strong reaction from Kompany’s former Belgium teammate Romelu Lukaku, who directly criticized the Belgian Pro League on Instagram.

The Chelsea striker wrote, “I hope you know that an icon like Vincent Kompany has been insulted because of the color of his skin.”

“enough!” He called on the Belgian league to stop playing “with its hashtags” in strong language and to “take real action”.

The draw saw defending champions Club Brugge six points behind the leaders of second-placed Union Saint-Guillois, while Anderlecht are five points behind fourth-placed.

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