​Hannover 96 condemn racial abuse towards Mainz 05’s Leon Balogun and Anthony Ujah

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The Nigeria internationals reported that they were victims of racial abuse in Saturday’s Bundeliga encounter at the HDI-Arena

Hannover 96 have condemned the racism incident aimed at Mainz 05 duo Leon Balogun and Anthony Ujah in a German top-flight game.

Balogun took to social media to reveal that him and his compatriot were racially insulted while in a warm up session as the Zerofivers bowed to a 3-2 defeat against Hannover 96 on Saturday.

In reaction to the defender’s claims on Sunday, the Reds joined the football world to rebuke the awful incident that occurred in the second half of the encounter.

"So true, there is no question that we distance ourselves strictly, clearly and in the strongest terms from this behavior!,” the statement reads on Hannover 96 website.

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“It has been a mindless action of a few individuals that we do not consider part of ours 96 community - because they have nothing in common with the values ​​that our club has long stood for.

“We have already set in motion and will do everything possible to identify those so that such a shameful incident can not be repeated. We are grateful for any hints that help to identify these people!

“Such ideas have absolutely no place at Hannover 96 - and for the very, very large majority of our fans it makes no difference at all, which skin color their audience favorites or from which country they originate. You're right, Leon: There should not be room for racism in any corner of the world - and that's our very clear statement!"

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