Oratory Youths FC, a local football club, posted a video condemning a yellow card which a player received after calling out reportedly racist remarks made at him during a match against Għajnsielem FC.
Luis Gabriel was provoked by two opposing players, Oratory Youths FC wrote, with the comments heard being racist remarks.
‘Shockingly, our player faced disciplinary actions for reporting this incident to the match officials’, wrote Oratory Youths FC.
‘It is imperative that we do not overlook such occurrences, as they undermine our commitment to combating racism. We are determined to shed light on these incidents because racism has no place in our society, and our actions must align with our words. Silence in such cases would make us complicit in perpetuating an environment where racial remarks go unpunished, and that is a responsibility we cannot afford to ignore’, said Oratory Youths FC in a statement.