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Batshuayi hits back after alleged 'monkey' chants from Atalanta fans

Batshuayi hits back after alleged 'monkey' chants from Atalanta fans

Borussia Dortmund striker Michy Batshuayi alleged that he was a victim of racist chants during the German club's Europa League clash against Atlanta on Thursday night at Mapei Stadium.

Marcel Schmelzer's late goal secured a 4-3 aggregate win for Dortmund as the Bundesliga side booked their place in the last 16, but the aftermath has been overshadowed by the Chelsea loanee's claims.

The actions from the Atalanta fans are nothing new.

But that didn't stop the 24-year-old from leaving with a bad taste in his mouth after fans of the Serie A side allegedly made monkey noises toward the Belgian throughout the match. For Batshuayi, it was a totally disgusting feeling as he took to Twitter to slam the racist fans in a Twitter post.

"2018 and still racists monkey noises in the stands... really?!"

Atalanta President Percassi was told about the tweet when he was speaking live to Sky Sport Italia. "I'll be honest, I didn't hear them", he said.

Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Stoger has revealed that Michy Batshuayi's hunger to do well was noticeable from his first day in training.

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