A number of Indonesian fans were observed to be chanting "Hindi kayo Pilipino! He is reported to have told Matumona to "think about other things than trees and bananas".In January 2005, as part of an anti-racism initiative in Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain's players wore all-white jerseys and the opposing Lens players wore all-black during a French league match.The move backfired after racist elements among PSG's crowd in the Kop of Boulogne sung "Come on the whites".
Hong Kong lost the friendly match to the Philippines, 1–0.
At the end of the game, Hong Kong fans reportedly threw debris at the Philippine team and gallery, occupied mostly by wives and children of the players.
Benny Chan, spokesman of the Hong Kong Football Association, announced that the football body will release an official report to FIFA and the public after its investigation is completed.
Philippine football officials are likewise waiting for the report before filing a complaint to FIFA.
The Philippine Football Federation filed a complaint with GMA Network over a comment made by news anchor Arnold Clavio over controversial remarks directed at the Philippines national football team.
A popular radio and television newscaster and program host of morning news show Unang Hirit, Clavio was quoted as saying that foreign-born players are not Filipinos (emphasizing the fact that they were not born in the Philippines).Clavio later retracted this statement, insisting that he had not intended to offend anyone.Another racial incident occurred during a friendly match between the Philippines and Indonesia on 5 June 2012. Zola Matumona left FC Brussels after he accused club chairman Johan Vermeersch of making racist remarks towards him during a crisis meeting at the struggling club.Please help by either rewriting this article from a neutral point of view or by moving this article to Wikinews.When appropriate, blatant advertising may be marked for speedy deletion with db-spam.Racism in association football is the abuse of players, officials and fans because of their skin color, nationality, or ethnicity.