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‘Go Watch Black Panther’: Michy Batshuayi’s Response to “Monkey Chants” from Atlanta Fans After Europa League Match.

On loan Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has made an ironic come back at fans who made monkey chants as his side fought for a hard earned 1-1 draw with Atlanta in the Europa League. The 1-1 draw in Italy was enough to secure Dortmund a place in the Last 16 on a 4-3 aggregate, something the home didn’t take well.

The 24-year-old made his opinion apparent on Twitter after the match posting: [perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“2018 and still racist monkey noises in the stands…. really? Hope you have fun watching the rest of Europa League on TV while we are through.”[/perfectpullquote]

He then concluded his tweet with two perfect hashtags: “#SayNoToRacism and #GoWatchBlackPanther.”


Atlanta president Antonio Percassi apologized for his team’s behavior after he was told about what happened in the stands.
“I’ll be honest, I didn’t hear them. If they did happen, then am sad and absolutely apologize to Batshuayi. This should never happen.”

The apology is candid but this not being the first time it has happened, makes one think UEFA and FIFA’s penalties for racism aren’t enough to fight the vice.
In Atlanta’s case, these chants from the fans are nothing new. For instance, the club received a suspended stand closure in January after fans racially abused Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly.

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