The Troyes club denounced “racist remarks against its striker Hyun-jun Suk” made during the Ligue 1 match against Marseille on Sunday, in a statement released on Tuesday. Contacted, a spokesperson for OM explained in the evening that club president Pablo Longoria, made aware of the incident shortly before, had contacted his counterpart from Estac to “apologize for OM to the player and the Troyes club ”.
“OM obviously condemns any racist remarks. Pablo Longoria clarified to the President of Troy that he would ask for explanations from the authors of these remarks, ”declared the same source, who specified that the OM had“ not yet formally ”identified the authors of the sentences in question. The words incriminated by the Aubois club are aimed at its South Korean striker Hyun-jun Suk, who came into play in the 76th minute of the 1-0 defeat of Les Troyens, a match played behind closed doors at the Vélodrome.
In an empty stadium due to the incidents that punctuated the reception of Paris SG by OM on October 24, discriminatory words against the Asian community were captured by the broadcaster Amazon Prime Video, before being put forward by RMC Sport. “If it is absolutely out of the question to echo the words picked up by the microphones of Amazon Prime this Sunday, these words are simply unacceptable and come to mar a discipline, football, which is essentially multicolored and multicultural”, Estac estimates on its website.
“The club will support and support the player in the actions he wishes to undertake,” added Estac without mentioning any prosecution against those who made these remarks.