Giovedì, 18 Ottobre 2018

RAI journalist sacked for anti-Neapolitan 'racism'


Turin, November 29 - State broadcaster RAI on
Thursday fired a journalist from its regional news service in
Piedmont for a report judged offensive to Neapolitans before
last month's top-of-the-table Serie A match between Juventus and
In the report that sparked a wave of complaints, Giampiero
Amandola spoke about the "stink" of Neapolitans in an interview
with a Juve fan.
The report also featured a clip of Juve supporters singing
a chant telling Neapolitans to "wash".
Juventus are based in Turin, the capital of Piedmont.
Naples is the capital of the southern region of Campania.
RAI apologised to Naples Mayor Luigi de Magistris on
October 22 for what it described as an "undignified, shameful"
report, and suspended Amandola pending disciplinary proceedings.
"RAI has always been in the front line in the fight against
every form of racism and the stupidity that accompanies it,"
Director-General Luigi Gubitosi said.
Juventus lead Napoli by two points at the top of Serie A.

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