Reporting incident of Racism by Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa)
To Whom it may concern,
I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to bring to your attention a distressing incident that occurred during the recent match between Manutd and Aston Villa on 12 February 2024. It is my duty to report an act of racism displayed by one of the players from Aston Villa towards a player from the opposing team. During the match, at approximately 67mins, Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa directed racial slurs and derogatory comments towards André Onana during his celebration after scoring a goal. The incident was witnessed by a significant number of spectators in the stadium, as well as captured on video footage that has circulated on social media platforms.
Racism has no place in football or any other aspect of our society, and it is crucial that immediate action is taken to address this issue. Such behavior not only harms the target of the racism but also undermines the integrity of the game and sends a negative message to fans, particularly young individuals who look up to these players as role models.
I kindly request that Premier League Organization and Aston Villa conduct a thorough investigation into this matter. It is essential to identify the individuals involved and take appropriate disciplinary measures against the player responsible for the racially abusive conduct. Additionally, I urge you to provide support to the victim, ensuring their well-being and offering any necessary assistance during this difficult time.
Furthermore, I would appreciate regular updates regarding the progress of the investigation. It is crucial for the public and football community to witness a transparent and proactive response from Premier League Organization and Aston Villa in tackling racism in football. I firmly believe that immediate and decisive action is necessary to address this incident appropriately and to send a clear message that racism will not be tolerated within the Premier League. By taking a strong stance against such behavior, we can work towards creating a safe and inclusive environment for all participants and fans.
Thank you for your attention to this matter. I trust that you will handle this issue with the utmost seriousness it deserves.