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Second League: 1. FC Magdeburg condemns racist insults against Luc Castaignos

1. FC Magdeburg has condemned the racist insults against its Dutch striker Luc Castaignos and stood behind the player.

“1. FC Magdeburg strongly condemns these insults and distances itself from the person who wrote these disgusting sentences,” it said in a statement under the heading “Clear stance against racism”. In addition, the FCM announced that it would consider legal action.

Luc Castaignos on Instagram: “Stop it”

“Luc, we are firmly on your side, the entire 1. FC Magdeburg lives diversity and tolerance,” emphasized the Magdeburgers. Professional soccer player Castaignos was racially insulted on social networks after the second division game against Holstein Kiel (1-1) last Friday evening.

Kiel’s goalkeeper Timon Weiner saves the penalty from Luc Castaignos from 1. FC Magdeburg

Quelle: dpa/Andreas Gora

The striker made the insult public via his private Instagram account. “I take full responsibility for my missed penalty, but I don’t accept that people can say anything. Stop writing racist messages,” he wrote alongside a recording of the message.

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When the score was 0-1, Castaignos failed to convert a hand penalty in the 55th minute of the game, Kiel’s goalkeeper Timon Weiner parried. Magdeburg secured a point thanks to a goal from Emir Kuhinja in stoppage time. Timo Becker gave Kiel the lead (27th).

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