Vincent Kompany

Former Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany was racially abused on Sunday when Anderlecht met Club Brugge in the Belgium top-flight league.

Kompany said he was left “disgusted” after he said he was the target of racist abuse during Sunday’s Belgian league game against Club Brugge.

“I leave this match disgusted. My staff and I were insulted during the whole game. Racist insults were aimed at the players too. The day ends badly. I’m going to get together with my staff and the people who matter to me. We should not still have to go through this,” he said after the game which ended in a 2-2 draw.

Opponents Brugge released a statement condemning the incident from their fans.

“Some people are not representative of the values and standards of our clubs and have no place at the Jan Breydel Stadium,” Brugge noted in a tweet.

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku joined the fray in condemning the Belgium league body on Instagram: “I hope you realize that an icon like Vincent Kompany has been insulted because of his skin color. Enough is enough!”

The draw left reigning champions, Club Brugge, six points adrift of leaders Union Saint-Gilloise in second, while Anderlecht are another five points back in fourth place.


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