The Swedish Football Association (SVFF) said on Wednesday that Manchester United winger Anthony Elanga was the subject of alleged racist abuse by the opposition while playing for the Sweden under-21 team against Italy this week.
Both teams played out a 1-1 draw in a European qualifier at Monza on Tuesday, in which Elanga, who was relegated in the 72nd minute, was involved in an incident with opposing players after the final whistle.
“In connection with the U21 national team’s European Championship qualifier against Italy at Monza on Tuesday, Anthony Elanga has said after the match that he has been the victim of a racist remark from an opponent in the Italian U21 national team,” the SvFF said. Statement.
Manager Claes Ericsson said: “We have conveyed our version of what happened and submitted an oral report to both the referee and the match representatives. We are now awaiting a response through the match report and the referee report.
“No one should be exposed to racism, which is completely unacceptable. We all stand behind this and support Anthony.”
Elanga, 19, made three senior appearances for United, scoring against Wolverhampton Wanderers on the final day of last season.
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