Racism in Argentina: CONMEBOL opens investigation after Colombian racially abused

Written by on May 24, 2023

The governing body of South American football, CONMEBOL, launched an investigation into suspected racist shouting by Gimnasia y Esgrima supporters against Colombia international Hugo Rodagella at the Copa Sudamericana on Wednesday.

Following the Argentine team’s 1-0 victory over Colombians Independiente de Santa Fe on Tuesday, Rodallega claimed some Gimnasia fans had called him “monkey” and “black”.



“CONMEBOL is against all types of discrimination and has even increased the penalties to combat racism in football,” a source at the governing body told AFP.

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