Danny da Costa of Ingolstadt experience racism against 1860 Munich.

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Racism reared its ugly head in the match Sunday between Ingolstadt and 1860 Munich. The victim was the German born Danny Da Costa of FC Ingolstadt. Some fans from 1860 Munich called him Nigger or black pig each time the ball came to him.

Da Costa told SID, “each time the ball came to my direction there were Monkey chants. That was a bad feeling.” The racist chants became too much that he had to inform the Referee Florian Meyer who put the situation under control.

The racist affair became a topic when Da Costa’s team mate,Ralph Gunesch, wrote on Facebook, “racism is not an opinion but a crime.” There were lots of like votes afterwards.

Da Costa thinks it is an isolated case.

The beauty of the Bundesliga up till now is the feeling of camaraderie of all races in the stadium. The officials should not allow some disgruntled fans to bring us back to another era.

1860 Munich has apologized to Da Costa. A fan has been identified and it is expected that he would be banned from the stadium.



Sven-Göran Eriksson rejects 1860 Munich.

The chaos in 1860 continues with the announcement on Friday by 1860 that Sven-Göran Eriksson, has decided to cancel the deal that would have brought him to Munich.

I am not surprised that Sven-Göran Eriksson decided to reject 1860 because his role in the club was not clearly defined.

1860 Munich was recently at logger heads with the sponsor,Hasan Ismaik, over the management of the club.

Eriksson said “since the first contact with the club in November, there has been lots of time spent. We all know how time flies in professional football business. Therefore, i wish all the participants to respect my decision.”

How will the investor or sponsor Hasan Ismaik react to the latest chaos ? Hasan Ismaik wanted Eriksson by all means.

If 1860 want to come back to the Bundesliga, clearly there must be a road map constructed between the investor and 1860 management for the way forward.