Youssoufa Moussoufa has revealed that he and Germany U21 teammate Jessic Ngankam were subjected to racist abuse on social media following their missed penalties in Germany's 1-1 draw with Israel in their opening match.
He and Hertha BSC's Jessic Ngankam each missed a penalty in the game and were subjected to racist abuse on social media as a result.
"When we win, we are all Germans. If we lose, these monkey comments come. Jessic got them, I got them. It's just not part of football," Moukoko said in a post-match interview.
"We're trying to help the team. When you get messages like that, it's disgusting," added Moukoko, who was born in Cameroon.
"This time it hurt. No player misses a penalty on purpose."
He pointed out that it's far from the first time this has happened to him.
"I'm starting to have had enough. It's time to make a statement against it."