Napoli coach Carlo Such has had with racism in the Italian football. Defender Kalidou Koulibaly of his team was Wednesday night on a visit to Internazionale (1-0 loss) the entire game to be the butt of fans of the home team.
Inter supporters made under more apengeluiden direction Koulibaly, who is in the final stage, a red card was given. The Senegalese received a yellow for an infringement and then another yellow card for a cynical applause in the direction of the referee.
“We have the referee three times, asked to abandon a game, but he did not. Where do you draw the border? At four times? Or five times?”, says a baffled Such.
“It did Koulibaly clearly something, but that is normal. Normally he is polite and professional. What is the solution? The next time we step just out of the field.”
The 27-year-old Koulibaly reacted after the match in a tweet on the incident. “I’m sorry that I put my teammates in the final leg in the cross left, but I’m proud of my skin color, and to a Frenchman, a Senegalese, and Neapolitan.”
Racism plays years role in Italy
Racism has long been a major problem in Italian football. So ran in 2013, the whole team of AC Milan of the field when Kevin-Prince Now, was the victim of discrimination during a practice duel in Busto Arsizio.
Last year there was much fuss around the former Pescara midfielder Sulley Muntari. He walked in a duel with Cagliari of the field after the referee had complained about discriminatory sounds by the thuisfans. He was awarded his second yellow card and was conspicuous enough for one duel suspended.
The suspension of the now clubloze Ghanaian was eventually reversed by the Italian football federation FIGC. According to spelersvakbond FIFPro was striking enough not to Pescara, but Muntari himself that profession had appealed against the suspension.
Inter-Napoli ended in 1-0 by a late goal from Lautaro Martínez. The team of triple Champions League winner Such as saw leader Juventus, a point picked up in Atalanta Bergamo (2-2), bleeding. The gap between the number one and two of Italy is now nine points.
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