Moroccan national football team coach Walid Regragui has called on a hotel worker accused of racism to test the atmosphere among Muslims in Ramadan.
A staff member at the Moroccan team's hotel in Madrid, where they will play Peru, hurled racist insults at the team on his Instagram account over the timing of Suhoor.
Mundo Deportivo newspaper said local police arrested a 27-year-old Spanish worker and charged him with hate charges.
Spanish media published photos purporting the man posted on his Instagram account, showing a number of members of the Moroccan national team (fourth World Cup Qatar 2022) in the hotel's dining room accompanied by racist comments.
Media reported that the worker later deleted the posts from his Instagram account and apologized before being arrested.
Regraki told a news conference before facing Peru on Tuesday that "we do not accept racism, but we want to show that Islam is a religion of tolerance. "We forgave the accused for what the Islamic religion and the customs of Moroccans require."
"The worker made a mistake and we forgave him, and if he wants to visit us and see the atmosphere between Muslims and Ramadan, we welcome him," he said.
After Saturday's historic 2-1 friendly win over Brazil in Tangier, Morocco will face Peru in another friendly on Tuesday at Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano stadium.