Soccer-German second-tier racist incident triggers probe (Reuters)

BERLIN, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Germany’s soccer association (DFB) began an investigation on Monday after an Under-21 international was the target of alleged racist chants in a second-tier match over the weekend. “We can confirm an investigation has been launched regarding an incident in the game between 1860 Munich and Ingolstadt,” DFB deputy general secretary Stefan Hans said in a statement. German-born Danny da Costa, whose parents are from Africa, said 1860 fans aimed repeated monkey chants and racist slurs at him, forcing the referee to briefly interrupt Sunday’s game. …

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