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Inter Punished Over Racist Chanting

Inter Punished Over Racist Chanting

The alleged racist abuse of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly means Inter Milan must now play two Serie A games behind closed doors. The football federation president Gabriele Gravina had considered suspending all top-flight fixtures this coming weekend after one fan died outside the San Siro following a collision with a van and four others were injured in separate incidents ahead of the Inter-Napoli clash on Wednesday.

In addition to that, there were also allegations of racist chanting inside the stadium towards Napoli’s Koulibaly, who was sent off in the game for two bookable offences.

It was decided that Serie A games will go ahead, but Inter must play their home games against Sassuolo on January 19 and Bologna on February 3 with no fans, while the ‘curva’ section of the San Siro, which is home to their ‘ultras’ supporters, will be closed for the game against Sampdoria on February 17.

 

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On the decision, Gravina said: “Football is the heritage of true supporters and as such should be defended from all those who use it as a tool to create tension. “We condemn all forms of both physical and verbal violence, with the aggravating circumstance of racial discrimination. We do not tolerate such behaviour ruining football.” Based on this Inter gets the saction.

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