The Malta Football Association (MFA) condemned an alleged racist attack targeting Raiders GFC football player Maya Lucia.
Lucia was allegedly subjected to racist chants by Mosta FC supporters during an Under-19’s league match yesterday. She also happened to score her team’s winning goal.
Both teams as well as the MFA condemned such acts shortly after the incident took place.
“The Malta Football Association expresses solidarity with Raiders Għargħur and Malta women’s national team player Maya Lucia, who has reported that she suffered verbal abuse of a racial nature during a Women’s Under-19 League match, played at the Marsaskala Ground,” the association wrote.
“The Malta FA is in the process of gathering more information from the clubs involved and other relevant parties while the alleged incident has been reported to the police.”
Only last month, Birkirkara FC player Paul Mbong accused Senglea FC player Andre Scicluna of racially abusing him during a heated football match. Senglea FC denied such allegations.
“The Malta FA unequivocally condemns any form of racist behaviour and reiterates that racism and discrimination have no place in football,“ the association continued.