Wolves forward Hwang Hee-chan is targeted by racist gestures

Wolves’ South Korean forward Hwang Hee-chan is targeted by racist gestures during pre-season friendly at Portuguese club Farense as Molineux club reports the abuse to UEFA

  • Wolves say Hwang Hee-chan suffered ‘discriminatory abuse’ during friendly
  • South Korean forward was targeted by racist gestures by fans of SC Farense 
  • Wolves have reported the incident to UEFA and offered support to the player
  • Hwang scored a penalty as Bruno Lage’s team earned a 1-1 draw in Portugal 

Wolves have called for an investigation after reporting forward Hwang Hee-chan suffered ‘discriminatory abuse’ in a friendly with Farense.

Wolves closed their pre-season campaign with a 1-1 draw against the Portuguese side, but it was marred by Hwang being targeted by racist gestures from home supporters.

The Premier League club said in a statement: ‘We are very disappointed to report that one of our players was the target of discriminatory abuse from opposition fans during this evening’s game with SC Farense.

Wolves’ South Korean forward Hwang Hee-chan was subjected to racist gestures during a pre-season friendly match away to Portuguese club Farense on Sunday

The incident has been reported to UEFA with Wolves offering support to their player

‘We will be reporting the incident to UEFA and asking our opponent and relevant authorities to investigate. We are offering our full support to the player involved.

‘Racism in any form is completely unacceptable and should never be left unchallenged.’

Hwang’s penalty earned a draw for Bruno Lage’s side after they went behind to Christian Ponde’s early opener.

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