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Spanish game abandoned after racially abused keeper was sent off

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A Spanish third-division match was abandoned after players walked off the pitch in protest at their goalkeeper being racially abused.

Rayo Majadahonda shot-stopper Cheikh Kane Sarr stormed into the crowd behind his goal to confront the fan who allegedly racially abused him on Saturday.

Rayo Majadahonda's match was abandoned after players stormed off the pitch

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Rayo Majadahonda’s match was abandoned after players stormed off the pitchCredit: x @thesecretscout_
Cheikh Kane Sarr stormed into the crowd behind his goal to confront the fan who allegedly racially abused him

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Cheikh Kane Sarr stormed into the crowd behind his goal to confront the fan who allegedly racially abused himCredit: Getty

In the 87th minute of the match, the Senegalese star was given a red card after jumping into the crowd behind the goal following the alleged abuse.

Sarr then told his team-mates what happened – the entire team then walked off the pitch, with the match subsequently abandoned against Sestao River.

Rayo Majadahonda captain Jorge Casado told The Athletic on Saturday that he had reported the incident to the police with Sarr and the club’s vice-president.

Casado said: “There are images of those who have done it, I have them on my mobile phone. But we do not yet have their names.

“The fans were insulting him by calling him a ‘monkey’, making monkey noises and calling him a ‘f****** n*****.”

Rayo Majadahonda are bottom of the league but still chose to abandon the match in support of Sarr.

Casado added: “We are at the bottom of the table and we have a lot at stake, but we do not care about these consequences.

“Our values are above our sporting matters, so we do not care if we are sanctioned.”

In a statement after the game, Rayo Majadahonda said: “Our team will not return to the pitch to resume the match after receiving unacceptable racist insults towards our player. We condemn all types of racist insults in sport.”

They added their “unconditional support” for Sarr in a statement on Sunday and also sharing their “deep concern and disagreement with the lack of sensitivity shown”.

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Just hours before the game Spanish giants Sevilla called out “racist and xenophobic abuse” targeted at their player Marcos Acuna and boss Quique Sanchez Flores during their La Liga clash at Getafe.

Their game was delayed for two and a half minutes after “monkey” chants were directed at Acune and Sanchez Flores claimed he was called a “gypsy” by fans.

And Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Junior who has also suffered racial abuse recently shared his solidarity to all incidents and called for racists to be “sent to jail”.

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