According to diplomacy sources, who asked not to be named, said that Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu called Farnolle and condemned Slovenian fans’ racist behavior targeting the Beninese goalkeeper during Aug. 1’s UEFA Europa League match.
“They simply made monkey-like sounds during the 45 minutes [of the game],” said the French-born goalkeeper, who has roots in Benin, West Africa.
“They threw something at me but it doesn’t matter. But I believe making monkey sounds [at someone] is shameful,” he added.
Yeni Malatyaspor advanced to the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League late on Aug. 1, beating Olimpija Ljubljana 1-0 in an away game. Malatyaspor eliminated Olimpija Ljubljana 3-2 on aggregate with the victory at Stozice Stadium.