29 May 2024

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League1 BC statement

League statement on an incident during Unity FC versus Rivers FC.

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Vancouver, BC (May 29, 2024) – We were angered and disheartened when a League1 BC player, Victory Shumbusho of Unity FC, was the target of online racial abuse in the comments section of the live broadcast of Sunday’s match between Unity FC and Kamloops Rivers FC on YouTube.

We strongly condemn such vile harassment and discrimination, and have taken the necessary steps to ensure the comment has been reported.

Online hate is despicable and unacceptable and has no place in our game. As a league, we have a no-tolerance policy for any such behaviour, either online or in person.

We will work closely with Unity FC and all of our clubs to provide support to any and all players facing online abuse.

Published On: 29 May 2024

League1 BC staff