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Bilbao’s Williams: ‘I suffered racist insults’ at Espanyol

RCD Espanyol v Athletic Club  - La Liga

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 25: Inaki Williams of Athletic Club looks on during the Liga match between RCD Espanyol and Athletic Club at RCDE Stadium on January 25, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

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BARCELONA, Spain -- Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams says that he was a victim of racial abuse from fans while playing at Espanyol in a Spanish league game on Saturday.

Williams said after the 1-1 draw that “I suffered racist insults, something that no one wants to hear and has no place here.”

Williams, who is black, played 82 minutes of the match before being substituted.

“People should come to enjoy themselves, to help their team. This is a sport about friendship,” Williams said.