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.
Toulouse attacker Jimmy Durmaz was subjected to racist abuse on social media last night after his foul led to Toni Kroos' winning free-kick goal over Sweden. Today, he responded, backed by the whole squad: "F*** racism." pic.twitter.com/vAjhUQ4vg2— Get French Football News (@GFFN) June 24, 2018