It was a night to remember for Manchester City youngster Rico Lewis both for good and bad reasons on a night where he was handed his full debut in the UEFA Champions League. City were playing their last group stage game of the current campaign against Sevilla after already winning the group and confirming their spot in the round of 16 of the competition this campaign. 17-year-oldRico Lewis was the star of the show as he scored a tying goal for Pep Guardiola’s men after they went 1-0 down against the Spanish La Liga club. The fact that he scored the goal and became the second youngest English player to score a UEFA Champions League goal after Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham were part of the positives on the night.
However, during the match, he reportedly received some racist abuse from a section of the Sevilla fans and the club have reiterated that they would not tolerate the disgusting gesture from the traveling fans. In an official statement released by Manchester City Football Club, they revealed that two arrests have been made in the wake of the incident and that they are collaborating with the police to carry out proper investigation into the matter.
Spanish outfit Sevilla Football Club also released an official statement regarding the situation adding that should the two suspects be found guilty, they will also be taking their own disciplinary action. They also stated in the statement that they are strongly against the behavior of the two suspects in the away section on the might of the match after they were reportedly caught sending racist abuse to City youngster Lewis.
The Spanish outfit concluded by also adding that they are currently awaiting official confirmation of the facts and that if the reports are proven to be true, the two fans will be removed from their members’ list.