Romania vs Sweden: Referee forced to stop game after racial abuse against Alexander Isak

Romania vs Sweden: Referee forced to stop game after racial abuse against Alexander Isak

- Romania vs Sweden game was brought into halfway stop following racial abuse aimed at Alexander Isak

- The referee was forced to halt the Euro 2020 qualifier match after the Swedish star called the his attention to home fans' reaction

- Sweden won the encounter 2-0 to give the Real Sociedad's forward the last laugh over the home fans

Romania vs Sweden match was forced into a sudden stop by the referee after Real Sociedad striker, Alexander Isak, was subjected to Racial abuse by impulsive home fans.

The Swedish international was the subject of racial chants orchestrated by Romanian fans whenever he got the ball on his feet.

Although Sweden won the Euro 2020 qualifier encounter held at Arena Nationale on Friday, November 15, it took the Real Sociedad forward an incredible courage to call the referee's attention to what could have taken an embarrassing turn.

"I just asked the referee if he heard anything. A couple of minutes later he paused the match and said he had heard something," the 20-year-old said.

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"He asked me 'shall I stop the game?'. I said no, you don't need to do that.

"Racist words, things that shouldn't happen. It's incredibly sad."

Isak eventually had the last laugh over the home fans by leading the Swedish fans in song after a comfortable 2-0 victory over their hosts.

Sweden move to the second spot on the Group F standing with an impressive 18 points above Romania, Norway Faroe Island and Malta.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the wild inferno of racism in Italian football seems to be getting out of hands and Brescia striker Mario Balotelli was the latest victim.

The former Liverpool star was in action for Brescia against Hellas Verona on Sunday, November 3 when a section of the fans subjected him to racist slurs.

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28-year-old the Italian was prompted to stage a field protest, forcing the game to an abrupt halt in the 50th minute.

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Source: Legit

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