Europa League: Borussia Dortmund's Michy Batshuayi slams Atalanta fans for racist chants


Bergamo: Borussia Dortmund striker Michy Batshuayi accused Atalanta fans of racist abuse on Thursday after his team's Europa League match in Lombardy.

The Belgium worldwide scored twice in BVB's 3-2 first leg win over Atalanta, which helped the Bundesliga side progress 4-3 on aggregate after drawing the second leg 1-1 on Thursday night. Batshuayi took to Twitter and slammed those participating in the chants from the stands saying that he couldn't believe these things still happen in 2018.

Batshuayi claimed after the match that he had been subjected to alleged racial abuse by Atalanta supporters.

It's not the first time this year that Atalanta fans write the headlines due to their racists fans, after they were fined in January for racists chants against Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly.

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"I'll be honest, I didn't hear them. This should never happen".

Dortmund progress to the last 16, and will learn their opponents later today.

Dortmund won 4-3 on aggregate after Marcel Schmelzer cancelled out Rafael Toloi's opener for the Italians.

The striker has settled in brilliantly in Dortmund, enjoying a fine run of form since joining on loan from Chelsea. Batshuayi scored twice in the first leg of the tie.