Michy Batshuayi of the Borussia Dortmund soccer team during a game between his team and the Atalanta team Feb. 22, 2018, in Italy. Batshuayi says he heard Atalanta fans make monkey noises at him. (Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

One Belgian soccer player has some homework for the fans he says hurled racist taunts at him on the pitch.

Go watch Black Panther.

During a UEFA Europa League match Thursday between Borussia Dortmund and Atalanta, Dortmund forward Michy Batshuayi says he heard Atalanta fans make monkey noises at him.

“2018 and still [racist] monkey noises in the stands .... really?!” Batshuayi tweeted after the match.


Batshuayi, who usually plays for Chelsea, couldn’t help rubbing in the victory to those racist Atalanta fans. As The Guardian reports, Dortmuth advanced to the round of 16 by playing Atalanta to a tie of 1-1, enough to defeat the club on aggregate.

“Hope you have fun watching the rest of Europa League on TV while we are through,” Batshuayi added, capping off his tweet with the “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil monkeys,” and the hashtags #SayNoToRacism and #GoWatchBlackPanther.


As both The Guardian and Bleacher Report note, racism isn’t new to Italian soccer, with BR noting several recent high-profile events in Serie A. That includes Atalanta shutting down one part of its stadium earlier this year after Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly suffered racist abuse from fans.