Jordi Osei-Tutu was unfortunately the victim of a racist incident yesterday evening during a pre-season friendly between FC St. Gallen and VfL Bochum 1848. VfL Bochum 1848, Jordi Osei-Tutu and his parent club, Arsenal, are in close coordination to deal with this incident. Both clubs, VfL and Arsenal, stand by Jordi Osei-Tutu and assure him of their full support.

We do not tolerate any form of discrimination. Racism has no place in our game.

Jordi Osei-Tutu: "I am very disappointed that I was racially abused last night. Nobody should ever be discriminated against and it is really hard to understand how a fellow professional footballer can behave disrespectfully in this way. Arsenal and VfL Bochum have given me great support and I hope that we can finally demonstrate that racism has no place in football".

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