Fortune: My Team Mate Racially Abused Me
Posted: 15 July 2020
Former Manchester United international Quinton Fortune exclusively spoke to Sky Sports in regards to how he was racially abused by his own team mate. Fortune is currently one of the coaches at Old Trafford and pour out his heart in the saddening experience, saying;
“I’ve never spoken about this much but the lowest point in my life was in Spain, not just as a football player, but as a human being. I was signed with Atletico Madrid and they loaned me out to Mallorca. My own team-mate racially abused me in training.
“I didn’t know what to do. I was 17 or 18, I didn’t know who to turn to, I didn’t speak the language, and of top of that the manager didn’t communicate with me. I had no support. I was just told to sit on the side of the pitch. I never prayed so much in all my life just to get away from that club,” concluded the visibly distraught Fortune.
The now 43-year-old hopes no other footballer experiences the same fate he had at Mallorca and has called on football structures to deal with racism in football once and for all.
Sky Sports, Chris Wheatley, Manchester.