A shame. Giorgio Chiellini intervenes on the latest episode of racism, condemning the choirs against the Napoli players at the Franchi in Florence, “I am ashamed, as an Italian and as a Tuscan. Also because Italy is not a racist country for me ”, he said, at the start of the press conference in anticipation of the Italy-Spain, Nations League semi-final. “It is unacceptable. We need laws and rules that are applied, this is the most important thing. Something more must be done, otherwise we give a bad image of ourselves from the outside,” he added.
The episode linked to the position taken by the Juventus captain has also become an investigation, opened by the federal prosecutor. At the center the racist choirs addressed by Fiorentina fans to the blue defender Kalidou Koulibaly at the end of the match won by the Neapolitans. The Prosecutor has already acquired the reports of its inspectors and listened to the player. The images and the audio could allow to identify the perpetrators of the offenses for which the daspo would be triggered with the consequent prohibition of access to all sporting events. Midfielder Frank Anguissa and striker Victor Osimhen also ended up in the sights of the vulgar offenses. “Monkey of m … They called me that. These subjects have nothing to do with sport. They must be identified and kept out of the stadiums: forever”, denounced Koulibaly. The 30-year-old Senegalese defender had already been at the center of similar cases in the past, as in December 2018 when he was sent off in Milan against Inter after getting nervous about the howls that rained down from the stands. In Florence he replied to a fan in a threatening way: “Come here and tell me to my face”. The case aroused immediate reactions: Fiorentina “has firmly dissociated itself from the choirs and racist offenses”.
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