Japan FA condemns ‘shameful’ racist abuse of goalkeeper

DOHA: Japan’s football association on Wednesday condemned the “shameful behavior” of fans who racially abused Zion Suzuki online following the goalkeeper’s performances at the Asian Cup.
Pre-tournament favorites Japan were beaten 2-1 by Iraq in the group phase on Friday in Doha with Suzuki responsible for one of the goals.
The US-born 21-year-old, whose father is Ghanaian-American and whose mother is Japanese, said he was subsequently racially abused on social media.

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