Manchester United child Anthony Elanga was subjected to alleged racist abuse by an opponent whereas taking part in for Sweden’s U21 gamers towards Italy on Tuesday.
Sweden performed in a European Championship qualifier for 21 years in Monza. The match ended 1-1 and Elanga performed a full 90 minutes. However, considered one of the Italian gamers claimed a racist remark towards the winger through the competitors, which led to a proper grievance to the match officers and delegates.
In a press release from Sweden’s coach Claes Eriksson, it was defined: “We have told about our version of what happened and have submitted an oral report to both the referees and the match delegates. We are now waiting for feedback through the match report and the referee report.
“Once they have arrived, we decide how to proceed. Security chief Martin Fredman is also informed of what has happened. No one should have to be exposed to racism, that is completely unacceptable. We are all behind and support Anthony in this. ”
19-year-old Elanga has been on the fringes of United’s first team since the start of last season when he got a chance in a pre-season friendship against Aston Villa.
He was called up to the match day squad a handful of times, before making his competitive debut against Leicester in May as a surprise start. His first goal came later on the final day of the season in an away win over Wolves, before taking an active role in the preseason.
Elanga has twice been in the match day squad for Champions League clashes against Young Boys and Villarreal so far this season, but his only first team action so far has been as a replacement in the Carabao Cup. However, he has been in good shape at a level below 23.
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