Shakhtar Donetsk’s Taison speaks out after being sent off for giving middle finger to racists

Shakhtar Donetsk's Taison gives middle finger after racist abuse
The Brazilian was understandably livid, additionally kicking the ball into the group (Picture: 1)

’s Taison has slammed the alleged racist abuse he was subjected to on Sunday night time and says he will ‘always keep fighting’ towards intolerance.

The Brazil worldwide was astonishingly sent off after reacting furiously to chants from Dynamo Kiev’s travelling supporters, kicking the ball into the stands and giving a middle finger to the away finish.

Referee Mykola Balakinwas brandished a pink card for his actions and each Taison and compatriot and teammate Dentinho left the sector in tears as play was briefly suspended.

Dynamo Kiev's Viktor Tsygankov and Mykola Shaparenko console Shakhtar Donetsk's Taison, who reacts to presumed racist insults
Taison left the pitch in tears and was consoled by gamers from each groups (Picture: Reuters)

As per UEFA’s anti-racism protocol, an announcement was made and gamers have been taken off the sector, although play did ultimately restart avoiding the third step of abandoning the match.

The Ukrainian Premier League says it ‘deeply regrets’ the incident and can launch an investigation, whereas Taison slammed what occurred and vowed to preserve preventing towards racism.



‘I love my race, I fight for colour, whatever I do is for us, for love. I will never shut up in the face of such an inhuman and despicable act,’ he wrote on Instagram after the sport.

‘My tears have been of indignation, repudiation and helplessness, helplessness that I might do nothing at that second!

‘But we’re taught very early to be sturdy and to combat! Fight for our rights and for equality! My function is to combat, to beat my chest, to raise my head and preserve preventing at all times!

Taison being sent off after racist abuse
Taison picked up the ball and booted it into the away finish, prompting a pink card (Picture: Football 1)

‘In a racist society, it is not enough not to be racist, we must be anti-racist! Football needs more respect, the world needs more respect! Thank you all for the support messages! We follow the fight.’

An announcement from Dynamo stopped in need of condemning their followers, as a substitute saying: ‘We contemplate hasty the allegation of a pre-determined guilt of the followers, when the investigation into the circumstances of this case has not even begun.

‘We look forward to the start of the investigation, ready to assist it comprehensively and, if proven guilty, will take all possible steps to further isolate these individuals not only from football but also from society.’

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