Prem cult hero Hugo Rodallega breaks down in tears after alleging vile racist abuse as he says 'I'm tired of this' | The Sun
FORMER Premier League star Hugo Rodallega has broken down in tears after allegedly being a victim of racist abuse.
The forward claimed he was called "monkey" and "black" during Columbian outfit Santa Fe's Copa Sudamericana fixture against Argentinian side Gimnasia La Plata.
The Copa Sudamericana is similar to that of the Europa League in Europe as teams from South America compete against each other.
The game in Argentina ended in a 1-0 win for Gimnasia La Plata, but it was overshadowed by the abuse suffered by Rodallega.
After the match, the 37-year-old was visibly upset as he gave his post-match interview.
Rodallega slammed the abuse from the opposition fans and admitted that he was left "hurt" by it more than the result.
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He said through tears: "We do not improve as humanity, what is happening in the whole world is a disaster.
"The issue of racism is getting tired of being called a monkey, being called black is disrespectful and sad.
"It happened to all of us, when there was a problem, we can argue, we can fight.
"We may have been expelled, but since people start messing with the issue of race, instead of anger they feel sad.