Tokyo Olympics football: Germany walk off from Honduras friendly after alleged racist abuse

Germany's men's Olympic football team left the pitch five minutes before full-time after it alleged its defender Jordan Torunarigha was racially abused.

The German men's Olympic football team left the pitch five minutes before the end of their warm-up game against Honduras on Saturday after defender Jordan Torunarigha (R) was allegedly racially abused.   -  GETTY IMAGES

The German men's Olympic football team left the pitch five minutes before the end of their warm-up game against Honduras on Saturday in Wakayama, Japan after defender Jordan Torunarigha was allegedly racially abused.

The game, played behind closed doors, was tied at 1-1 at the time of the incident, which the Honduras national team said was a misunderstanding.

"The game has ended 5 minutes early with the score at 1-1. The Germany players left the pitch after Jordan Torunarigha was racially abused," the national team said on Twitter.

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Germany's Olympic football coach and former international Stefan Kuntz added: "When one of our players is racially abused, playing on is not an option."

 

Germany begins its Olympic Group D campaign against Brazil on July 22, while Honduras will take on Romania in their Group B opener.

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