Aldo Kalulu was targeted by racist slurs during the match between FC Basel and Vaduz on Monday in Switzerland. The 25-year-old French striker was insulted by someone in the stands of Parc Saint-Jacques. The League has promised sanctions as soon as the culprit is identified.
In the aftermath of the incident suffered by Mouctar Diakhaby during Cadiz-Valence in La Liga, Swiss football in turn was overtaken by racism. The match between FC Basel and Vaduz gave rise to an incident on Monday against Aldo Kalulu. The 25-year-old French striker, trained at OL and passed notably through Rennes, was the victim of insults targeting his skin color during this championship meeting.
After about twenty minutes of play, a person present in the stands of the Parc Saint-Jacques launched: “Kalulu is a banana picker”. The sentence was picked up by the microphones of the SRF1 channel, which broadcast the match. It remains to be seen who said it. For now, the culprit has not yet been identified. But only handpicked guests were inside FC Basel to attend this closed-door duel, won by Vaduz in added time (1-2).
Swiss League promises sanctions
FC Basel reacted via a press release to support their 25-year-old player of Congolese origin. “The FCB takes note of the racist statements heard on television this afternoon and will do everything possible to condemn these remarks. We are with you Aldo!”
The Swiss League also commented on the incident, explaining that sanctions will be taken against the author of these racist insults. Loaned to Swansea last year, Kalulu, who also wore the Sochaux jersey in his career, played 9 games without scoring a single goal this season (in all competitions).