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Sweden, Svensson say something that rhymes with “Duck Racism”

After receiving racial abuse online, Sweden teammate Jimmy Durmaz had some choice words to say.

Soccer: World Cup-Germany vs Sweden Witters Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Gustav Svensson’s Sweden National Team teammate Jimmy Durmaz received racial abuse online after fouling Toni Kroos, setting up what turned out to be the decisive set-piece in Germany’s 2-1 victory on Saturday. Durmaz, whose father emigrated from Turkey, responded with a statement in Swedish, which was then accompanied by a collective message from the team that could be understood by just about anyone.

Sweden will next face Mexico on Wednesday at 7 a.m. They’ll likely need a win to advance, but would also move on with a tie if Germany loses to South Korea at the same time.

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