Distraught Porto striker Moussa Marega is stopped from leaving the pitch after disgraceful racist chants by Vitoria SC fans following his goal that he celebrated by pointing to the colour of his skin… before manager Sergio Conceicao is forced to substitute him
- Moussa Marega was abused by Vitoria fans after scoring for Porto on Sunday
- After abuse continued he tried to walk off the pitch but was restrained
- Team-mates and opposition players tried to convince him to carry on playing
- Marega was eventually escorted off the pitch by members of Porto’s staff
Porto striker Mousa Marega had to be restrained as he tried to leave the pitch when he was racially abused by Vitoria fans after scoring his side’s winner on Sunday.
Marega celebrated his goal by pointing to the colour of the skin on his forearm, which prompted monkey noises and chairs to be thrown from the stands.
Despite making light of the situation by celebrating with one of the chairs chucked his way, the abuse continued, forcing Marega to take a stand and try to walk off the pitch.
Moussa Marega reacts after hearing racist chants in the crowd in Porto’s clash with Vitoria
Marega has to be restrained by team-mate Alex Telles following the incident in the second half
Marega receives words from manager Sergio Conceicao after trying to leave the pitch
Marega made his way towards the touchline and then gestured towards the abusive supporters, appearing to boo them with two thumbs down.
Team-mates and opposition players, including Porto coach Sergio Conceicao, then stopped a clearly distraught Marega from making a quick exit.
It appears that they were trying to convince the Mali international to continue playing.
The incident went on for over a minute and a half, before Conceicao realised Marega was in no mood to continue playing.
He was eventually replaced by Wilson Manafa in the 72nd minute, but only after he had to be given an escort off the pitch and town the tunnel by members of Porto’s staff.
Marega had just scored Porto’s second goal in their away trip to Vitoria on Sunday
Marega tried to make his way off the pitch following the chants that came his way
The Malian striker clashes with opposition players following the second half incident
Marega boos the abusive fans as he makes his way off the pitch in Vitoria
Marega was still raging at this stage and could be seen shouting back towards the opposition fans and swearing towards them.
Last month Marega was linked with a move to the Premier League, with West Ham believed to be interested in a loan transfer.
The 28-year-old spent a season on loan at Vitoria in 2016-17, where he scored 14 times in 31 appearances.
Marega gestures towards the opposition fans as they continue to abuse him on his way off
Marega celebrates with one of the stadium seats that was chucked his way after scoring