Sweden's Isak subject to racist abuse in Romania


Sweden's joy at qualifying for Euro 2020 on Friday was tarnished by the racist abuse suffered by their striker Alexander Isak.

The striker came off the bench for Sweden in the 77th minute as a replacement for Marcus Berg for his side's 2-0 win.

The game was stopped briefly by the referee and an announcement was made over the public address system.

"I heard a number of racist shouts from the stands, and I asked the referee if he heard what was happening. He hadn't heard anything," the 20-year-old told Swedish radio.

"A few minutes later he stopped the game and asked. We had a small discussion, the match went on and I am OK with that, and I'm happy we won. Obviously it hurts, it's a shame but we were prepared for it."

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