Canada Soccer has condemned the racist comments hauled at Canadian national team stars Alphonso Davies and Jordyn Huitema on social media.
In a social media post, the Canadian governing body said “Canada Soccer stands firm against racism and discrimination of any kind both in the game and within all of our communities around the world.
“We are both disappointed and appalled with the hateful comments recently made to members of our national teams through social media.
“Share love not hate and work together for a better word. #NoToRacism.”
It was gathered that a photo of Davies, who is Black, and Huitema, who is white, on Instagram while enjoying a vacation in Spain drew more than 14,000 comments including some that were offensive.
National team coaches Bev Priestman and John Herdman also weighed in.
In her reaction, Canadian women’s coach Priestman said she was “absolutely disgusted” at the racist comments.
On his part, Herdman, coach of the men’s squad, added in a tweet: “We see the best in human nature from Alphonso/Jordyn, two kids I’ve worked with and then the worst with the moronic comments from the small minority of humans that will just never get it.”
Davies, 20, is a star fullback with Bayern Munich. Huitema, 19, is a forward with Paris Saint-Germain.
In a subsequent post, Huitema said “We will never see good in the world if all we see is the colour of each other’s skin,” adding that “We are all part of one race, the human race.”