Bayern Munich after France The French player condemned the racist slurs directed against Sunday’s World Cup finalist Kingsley Coman.
The German Bundesliga champions have alleged that Koeman was subjected to racist abuse online after Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez saved penalties in the match. Argentina won 4-2 on penalties after the match finished 3-3 after extra time.
Koeman has been with Bayern Munich since 2015.
“Bayern Munich strongly condemns the racist comments made against Kingsley Coman,” the club wrote on Twitter on Monday. “The Bayern family is behind you, King. There is no place for racism in sport or in our society.
Koeman’s latest Instagram post was made after last week’s World Cup semi-final match, and it included several comments supporting the striker and using the hashtag #StopRacism.
In response to a question about the abuse directed at Koeman and other players on the platform, a spokesperson for the parent company Meta Instagram said that the company is in contact with undisclosed players and teams.
“We have removed these offensive comments for violating our rules,” the spokesperson said.
We want to protect people from this abuse first and foremost, so we’ve created features like Hidden Words, Offensive Comments and Direct Messages, and Restrictions that hide comments and direct messages from people who don’t tell you. Don’t Follow. I Followed You Recently
“We have been in contact with the players and their teams to provide support and use of these tools,” the spokesperson said.
Koeman scored the winning goal in the 2020 UEFA Champions League Final, Bayern beat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in Lisbon.
After England lost a penalty shootout to Italy last year, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bucayo Saga were subjected to racist abuse after missing penalties.