A fan of Mainz 05, where Taiwo Awoniyi plays, has written a letter to the club to complain that there are just too many black players in the team.
The fan said he now gets the impression he is watching the Africa Cup and not the Bundesliga going by the number of black players on the starting XI.
“It has been several months now that I can no longer identify myself with this club, ” said the man whose identity was not revealed.
“I get the impression that I’m watching the Africa Cup instead of the Bundesliga. I know what you think, but no I’m not a racist like that. I would blame myself for that. But enough is enough.
“If our starting line-up has had nine (!!!) black players in recent weeks while German talents get fewer and fewer chances, this is no longer the club of my heart.
“At least those were players who stood for something and had a mentality. Those were players who gave their blood, sweat and tears to the club. ”
Mainz have swiftly responded, describing the fan’s thoughts as “unacceptable” and further said they will be happy for him to cancel his season ticket.
Awoniyi is on loan at Mainz from Liverpool, while Leon Balogun and Anthony Ujah previously featured for the club.