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Manchester United’s Anthony Elanga says he suffered racial abuse while playing for Swedish U21s in Italy |  Football news

Manchester United striker Anthony Elanga suffered racist abuse from an opponent on Tuesday while playing for the Swedish U21s, the Swedish Football Association reported.

Elanga was part of the Swedish squad which drew 1-1 with Italy in the European U21 Championship qualifiers.

A statement published on the official website of the Swedish federation said: “As part of the qualification for the European Championship of the national Under-21 team against Italy at Monza on Tuesday, Anthony Elanga said after the game he had been the subject of racist comment by an Italian opponent. Under-21 national team. “

Sweden U21 boss Claes Eriksson said: “We gave our version of what happened and submitted an oral report to the referees and match delegates.

“We are now awaiting feedback via the match report and the referee’s report. Once they arrive we decide what to do next. Security manager Martin Fredman is also briefed on what’s going on. has passed.

“No one should have to be exposed to racism, this is totally unacceptable. We all support and support Anthony in this area.”

Elanga, 19, has made three senior appearances for United, the second of those who saw him score in a 2-1 win over Wolves on the final matchday of last season.

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