MIAMI (AP) — Jozy Altidore wants to move on from last week’s racist chants directed at him during a Dutch Cup game.
“It was an unfortunate event and very disappointing for everybody involved,” Altidore said Monday in remarks released by the U.S. Soccer Federation. “I’ve spoken on it, and I felt I let all my thoughts out in that moment. I just hope that we can all just be better and that it never happens again.”
Altidore told The Associated Press last week that when spectators made monkey chants during AZ Alkmaar’s 5-0 win over Den Bosch on Jan. 29, it was a stain on all. The referee wanted to stop the match but Altidore, who is black, and his teammates persuaded him not to.