KAA Gent, home to Kenyan international Joseph Okumu has confirmed that the women who spat on the Kenyan in their Tuesday night game against Mechelen has been identified.
In a statement, Gent said the said woman has apologized extensively but Mechelen will nevertheless still take the necessary steps to impose sanctions on the fan.
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“The fascinating match between KV Mechelen and KAA Gent was marred on Tuesday by a supporter of the home team who spat at our player Joseph Okumu. KV Mechelen announced immediately after the match that they were taking this incident very seriously,” Gent noted.
“The club has since discovered the identity of the supporter. The person in question has apologized extensively, but KV Mechelen will nevertheless take the necessary steps to arrive at an appropriate sanction.”
“KAA Gent would like to thank KV Mechelen for handling this quickly and serenely. “
The incident had caused an uproar from Kenyan fans who had called the Belgian club to act on the incident as the world grappled with racial abuse in various leagues across Europe.
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