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ASM – Niko Kovac: “We also won against racism”

The victory of the ASM in Prague (0-2) was marred by cries of monkey descended from the stands. Intolerable facts denounced by the coach.

AS Monaco was up to the event on Tuesday evening on the lawn of Sparta Prague (2-0), on behalf of the third preliminary round of C1. If the Monegasques took a serious advantage as the return match approached, the evening was marred by cries of monkeys descended from the stands after Aurélien Tchouaméni’s opener, which briefly brought the game to a halt. Unacceptable behavior, mentioned by coach Niko Kovac in comments reported by AFP.

“Difficult to try to understand the incomprehensible”

Reassembled, the technician passed by Bayern Munich welcomed the victory of his players in such a context. The best answer according to him. “We won this game but the most important thing happened right after our first goal. And also at the end of the game! We are all very sad and disgusted that this continues in the 21st century. But a football field is part of the game. world. So there may be this type of attitude that must stop “, he said, evoking the anger of his proteges.

“I’m very proud of my players because we showed a good reaction. Some of them are very angry. I told them that I understood their dismay but that we were here to play football. I know that it hurts, that it is very difficult to try to understand the incomprehensible “, then added the coach.

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In Prague, the ASM won not only against Sparta, but also against racism. “But we kept going. We won the match. We also won against racism”, concluded Niko Kovac. More than ever, intolerable racist abuses in football stadiums must be firmly condemned, at a time when many players in the football world are calling for stronger measures from bodies such as FIFA and UEFA. A fight that must be a priority.

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