As announced previously, the unsavoury messages came to light following last Saturday’s MEIJI YASUDA J.League championship semi-final between Gamba and Urawa Reds, in which Patric scored.
On Monday, the writer of the tweets offered a sincere apology to Patric, which was communicated to the J.League via officials from his high school.
This information was promptly communicated to both Gamba Osaka and Patric himself. He has understood and accepted the writer’s apology.
The writer also offered a sincere apology to Gamba, the Reds and the J.League. Due to the offender’s status as a minor, the league asks that media representatives refrain from reporting any details regarding the writer and his school.
Patric has received encouragement from a large number of friends, family and supporters, and is not suffering any mental distress as a result of the incident as he devotes himself to training for the team’s next match.
Because the incident took place outside of the stadium, no sanctions will be applied to any club by the J.League.
The J.League remains devoted to enlightening the general public regarding its moral responsibility to end discrimination in all forms.