Napoli star reacts sharply to yet another Serie A racist incident
Calidou Coulibaly, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguisa and Victor Osimen were subjected to racist chants at the end of the Napoli-Fiorentina match. The call continues as all three players leave the field. The defender confronted the fans from a distance and urged them to say these things in his presence, reports Il Mattino. The Italian Football Association has launched an investigation.
The Napoli star took to Twitter to talk about the incident: “They called me a monkey. These guys have nothing to do with sports. They must be marked and permanently banned from the stadium. ”
Fiorentina boss Joe Barone apologized directly to the Parthenopeans in the dressing room, reports Sky Sport. The Viola made a statement: “We firmly reject racist chants and slander directed at opposing players from the stands of the Stadio Franchi after the Napoli match. President Rocco Comiso previously urged supporters to show respect to opponents.
Napoli writer and fan Maurizio De Giovanni wrote on Facebook: “Monkey. That’s what they call this superhuman, this smart, smart, happy, loving, deep man. This absolute champion. And once again with Vesuvio Vulcan, who should cover us with fire. And soap and cholera. Sometimes winning means more. But that’s not enough. What else should those responsible for closing stadiums or handing out penalty points have to consider? ”
This is the third incident of its kind this season. The other two are Tiemue Bakayoko at San Siro against Lazio and Mike Maignan in Turin against Juventus.