The football world has been shocked after players from AC Milan’s under-10 side were allegedly racially abused during a youth team game against PSG this weekend, according to the Daily Mirror.
The abuse is said to have taken place during the Universal Cup – an annual tournament that sees youth sides from 48 clubs across the world pitted against each other.
Milan were drawn against PSG, and comfortably took the spoils as they ran out 4-0 winners, however, the day was marred by the alleged abuse.
The Italian giants released a statement on their official website, though it is unknown as to whether they are launching an investigation into what happened.
“It has been brought to our attention that, during yesterday’s match between Milan-PSG, there were alleged incidents of racism towards Milan’s black players from certain ‘people’ in the stands,” the statement read.
“We do not wish to magnify the issue, but truly hope that these reports aren’t true or that it was simply a sporadic incident. If they were to be confirmed, then it would be simply unacceptable.”
Super agent, Mino Raiola, who now represents Romelu Lukaku also caught wind of the story and tweeted his outrage at what happened to his 10,000 followers.
In shock about today's Milan/PSG in Universal Cup parents booing colour 10 year olds. Heads up boys we'r stronger then weak ignorant racists
— Mino Raiola (@MinoRaiola) April 5, 2015
UEFA have recently undertaken a new initiative to help combat racism, putting together a new resolution to deal with incidents such as this and kicking out of the game for good.