Montreal's Oduro alleges racist fan behavior at CONCACAF match
Montreal Impact winger Dominic Oduro claimed on Wednesday racial gestures were made towards him during a CONCACAF Champions League match against Costa Rican team Alajuelense.
The Ghanaian national, who said Alajuelense fans made monkey noises in his proximity, tweeted Wednesday about his experience and advocated FIFA's refrain that fans 'Say no to racism.'
Say No to racism on the field.— Dominic Oduro (@Freakyfast8) April 8, 2015
Oduro could end up playing Costa Rica again in the two-legged final, which takes places on Apr. 22 and Apr. 29.
The Canadians won Wednesday's match against the Costa Rican side 4-2.
Incidents of racism in soccer have gained international attention recently in the midst of FIFA's crackdown on racial abuse in the sport.
In February three fans of the English Premier League club Chelsea were banned from attending future games at the team's stadium after video emerged of them preventing a black man from boarding a Paris train prior to the team's Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain.
Last April, a fan of Spanish club Villarreal threw a banana at Brazilian-born Barcelona F.C. striker Dani Alves during a game. Alves stopped momentarily and ate a bite of the banana before completing a corner kick.