Benjamin Tetteh

Despite the numerous calls for respect for the black race with the #BlackLivesMatter calls, Ghanaian striker Benjamin Tetteh was racially abused during Sparta Prague’s goalless draw with Slavia Prague in the Czech top-flight on Wednesday.

Tetteh was exposed to racial abuse during his side’s clash with their bitterest rivals at the Eden Aréna.

Tetteh, who was named on the substitute bench in the match, was racially attacked by the handful home supporters in the 22nd minute after he went to warm up while the game was in full flow.

The Ghanaian forward reported the abuse to referee Ondřej Berka, pointing to the particular stand where the chants were coming from.

The official however did not heed to the player’s complaints, later describing the incident as normal chants.

“We did not notice any humming or racist manifestations. I think it was a ‘normal’ chanting and insults that were at the stadium for ninety minutes, “said the main judge Ondřej Berka to Radiožurnál.

“I honestly didn’t understand what he was describing to me until a few minutes later, when I asked the boys what he really wanted to tell me,” Berka described.

Sparta Prague, who occupy 3rd position on the standings, trail Slavia Prague by 25 points after 35 round of games.