Racing 92 have released a statement condemning the “racist insults” aimed at Simon Zebo during Ulster’s victory over the Parisian club in the Heineken Champions Cup at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast on Saturday.
Zebo tweeted after the game where he suggested that he was verbally abused by some of the supporters in attendance.
A tough place to play but great effort from the boys,2 important points on the road ??
Also I hope my ears deceived me with some comments directed my way from the crowd #NotOn
Django wins in the end ✌? pic.twitter.com/GAqrQ8W6HQ
— Simon Zebo (@SimonZebo) January 12, 2019
EPCR confirmed over the weekend that they have not received a formal complaint and Ulster head coach Dan McFarland, speaking to the media today, urged people to come forward if they are aware or heard any comments of that nature.
Now, Racing 92 have released a statement this evening condemning the “racist insults” aimed at Zebo and state that they do not want to stigmatise Ulster as a whole as it was due to the actions of “one or two individuals”.
“Racing 92 strongly condemns the racist insults that Simon Zebo was targeted with on Saturday during the European Cup game between this club and Ulster Rugby at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast,” a statement reads.
“Racism has no place in rugby, in which the values of solidarity and togetherness are the exact opposite of any forms of discrimination.
“Racing, however, does not wish to stigmatise Ulster Rugby as a whole. The insults suffered by Simon Zebo are the actions of only one or two individuals and have been condemned by many Ulster fans who have shown their support for Simon.”