Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano claims he was racially abused during win over BATE Borisov
Last Updated: 22/10/14 7:33am
Luiz Adriano claims he was racially abused during Shakhtar Donestk’s 7-0 Champions League win at BATE Borisov.
The Brazilian became only the second player to score five goals in a Champions League match, but said he was the victim of racist chanting from a section of the Borisov Arena crowd.
"I heard rude abuse...racist ones," the striker was quoted as saying on Shakhtar's official website.
"Supporters behaved improperly and that is why I am disappointed and feel resentment. It was an ugly act from their side."
On a record-breaking night, Adriano became the first player in the history of the competition to score four goals in the first half.
"I am excited that my record helped the team. It was a beautiful and historic victory," he said.
Adriano also joined Barcelona's Lionel Messi as the only players to hit five goals in a Champions League game, while Shakhtar’s margin of victory equalled the record set by Marseille when they thumped MSK Zilina 7-0 in 2010.