Nigerian striker Tolu Arokodare reacts to on-line racial abuse after penalty miss in Gent vs Membership Brugge conflict

Nigerian striker Tolu Arokodare reacts to on-line racial abuse after penalty miss in Gent vs Membership Brugge conflict

Tolu Arokodare joined KRC Genk in the course of the 2022 Winter switch window, and he has since then scored 13 targets in 50 appearances

Nigerian ahead Tolu Arokodare has discovered himself on the heart of criticism and has confronted on-line racial abuse following a missed penalty throughout KRC Genk’s match towards Membership Brugge, Soccernet.ng studies.

Genk endured their second defeat in 5 video games, struggling a 3-0 loss on the Cegeka Enviornment to Membership Brugge, with targets from Hugo Vetlesen, Denis Odoi, and Andreas Skov Olsen.

Arokodare, who has scored eight targets in 10 begins for Genk this season, had the chance to offer his group the lead from the penalty spot within the 18th minute. Nonetheless, he did not convert the prospect, resulting in a shift in momentum in favour of Membership Brugge.

Membership Brugge finally secured the victory with targets from Vetlesen within the 18th minute, and two extra within the 73rd and eighty fifth minutes.

After the match, Arokodare faced racial abuse on social media from certain individuals expressing their discontent.

Responding to the messages obtained on his Instagram web page, Arokodare affirmed his pleasure in his black id and expressed gratitude to those that supported him throughout this difficult time.

Soccernet.ng tried to succeed in out to the participant’s agent to grasp the impression of the abuse. Nonetheless, the participant was unavailable for remark as a result of delicate nature of the matter.

Arokodare joined Genk in the course of the 2023 winter switch window as a alternative for fellow Nigerian striker Paul Onuachu, who departed for Southampton.

Ayomide Oguntimehin


Ayomide Oguntimehin

Ayomide Oguntimehin is a CAF-accredited sports activities journalist and an Editor at Soccernet.ng, with a confirmed observe document in conducting interviews with Tremendous Eagles stars akin to William Troost-Ekong, Taiwo Awoniyi, Vibrant Osayi-Samuel, Ademola Lookman, and lots of others. He has additionally made a major impression in breaking switch information tales.

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With a Bachelor’s diploma in English Language from Adeyemi School of Training and a Grasp’s Diploma in College Library and Media Know-how from the College of Ibadan, Ayomide is well-prepared to excel within the area.

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