Alfred Duncan accepts apology after racist abuse

Alfred Duncan accepts apology after racist abuse
Alfred Duncan (R) against Torino's defender Cristian Ansaldi (L)

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Apr 29, 2021. 16:00

Ghanaian international Alfred Duncan has accepted an apology from the mother of a teenage fan who directed racial abuse at him this past weekend.

Duncan was singled out for disgusting comments by the fan following Cagliari’s 3-2 home win over Roma in Serie A on Sunday 25 April.

The 28-year-old, who appeared as a substitute in the match, posted the racial abuse be received from an opposing fan on his Instagram page and responded with the following comment: “The fault is not his but his parents’… education is the key word.”

The fan’s mother has since reached out to both Duncan himself and Cagliari to apologise on her son’s behalf, with the Black Stars midfielder accepting her words of contrition.

“I accept the apology because she understood the mistake and attempted to rectify it. I have little interest in racist insults, but never go after someone’s parents and we should know that behind every footballer are people who have made sacrifices to arrive where they have,” Duncan wrote on another Instagram post.

“This should be a lesson primarily for the parents because we are the reflection of our children.”

Cagliari published the screenshot of the story on their Twitter page [] and praised their midfielder: “A lesson in respect, congratulations.”

Duncan will hope to guide Cagliari to another victory in Serie A when they face Napoli this coming Sunday, May 2.

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