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Conceicao fumes over Marega abuse

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Pin Conceicao has backed Porto player Moussa Marega after suffering racist abuse. GOAL
Conceicao has backed Porto player Moussa Marega after suffering racist abuse. GOAL

Conceicao fumes over Marega abuse

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Moussa Marega attempted to leave the field after being racially abused in Porto's victory at Vitoria Guimaraes - the striker's former club.

Porto head coach Sergio Conceicao said the club would rally around forward Moussa Marega after he was racially abused by Vitoria Guimaraes supporters during Sunday's 2-1 victory.

Marega, a former Vitoria player, scored Porto's winning goal on the hour at Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques but attempted to leave the pitch after receiving abuse from the stands. The 28-year-old Mali international was prevented from doing so by Porto team-mates and Vitoria players before eventually being substituted by Conceicao, who described the incident as "unfortunate".

Marega scored 13 goals in 25 Primeira Liga matches during a season-long loan spell at Vitoria in 2016-17 prior to returning to Porto, where he became a league winner the following season.

"We are a family regardless of nationality, skin colour, hair colour," Conceicao told reporters. "We are human, we deserve respect. What happened here is unfortunate. We are completely indignant with what happened. I know the passion that exists for Vitoria and I think that most of the fans do not see themselves in the attitude of some people who insulted Moussa since the warm-up."

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