German Olympic soccer team leaves field over alleged racism toward player
Germany's Olympic soccer team walked off the field during a training match for the Tokyo Games on Saturday due to alleged racist abuse from an opposing Honduras player toward German defender Jordan Torunarigha.
Driving the news: "The German team left the field together after our player Jordan Torunarigha was racially insulted," the German soccer federation said on Twitter.
- The game stopped with five minutes remaining and with a score of 1-1, per the federation, the Associated Press reported.
The big picture: Torunarigha, 23-years-old, is the son of former player Ojokojo Torunarigha of Nigeria.
- Torunarigha has faced racism before. He was targeted by some Schalke fans in a German Cup game on Feb. 4, 2020, per AP.