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Montreal’s Oduro says Alajuelense fans gave him racist abuse in CCL win

Dominic Oduro Ariel Soto

LD Alajuelense’s Ariel Soto, right, kicks the ball away from Montreal Impact’s Dominic Oduro during first half CONCACAF soccer semi-final action Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)


Montreal survived a scare in Costa Rica on Wednesday, losing 4-2 but advancing to the CONCACAF Champions League final 4-4 on away goals, but the postgame wasn’t all smiles in Alajuelense.

Twenty-nine year old Impact attacker Dominic Oduro claimed racist abuse from Alajuelense fans in Wednesday’s match via a series of Tweets.

[ MATCH RECAP: Alajuelense 4-2 (4-4) Montreal ]

Oduro, 29, has been capped once by Ghana, and starred in a 2-0 first leg win.

So sad that in this generation some fans still make monkey noises when black players are playing the game. Shame to all #alajuelense fans

— Dominic Oduro (@Freakyfast8) April 8, 2015

Say No to racism on the field.

— Dominic Oduro (@Freakyfast8) April 8, 2015

Players are rightly speaking out more than ever before in appeals to quash racist displays at soccer stadia, though MLS sides haven’t featured in the headlines much. Oduro’s Impact could return to Costa Rica for the CCL final if Herediano holds onto its 3-0 lead over Club America.

The CCL final will be a two-legged affair April 22 and 29.

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