Giovedì, 20 Settembre 2018

Soccer: Federation opens probe into Constant racist chants


Rome, July 24 - The Italian Soccer Federation
(FIGC) on Wednesday opened a probe in the alleged racist abuse
that prompted AC Milan midfielder Kevin Constant to walk of the
field during a friendly encounter on Tuesday.
The incident, the latest in a long string of
racism-related incidents to have hit Italian soccer's image in
recent years, was similar to the walk-off Milan's Ghanian
Kevin-Prince Boateng led at a friendly match in January, hitting
headlines worldwide.
Guinean Constant, who is black, walked off in rage after
kicking the ball into the stands during a 45-minute match
against promoted Sassuolo as part of the three-way friendly
tournament that also featured Serie A champions Juventus.
A substitute took Constant's place and an announcement was
made warning play would be stopped if the abuse continued.
Boateng also kicked the ball into the crowd during January's
match at fourth-tier Pro Patria, but on that occasion the whole
Milan team walked off with him and the match was abandoned.
Former AC Milan and Italy forward Filippo Inzaghi, now head
of Milan's youth academy, said Wednesday that the solution to
racist chants in the stands is to "ignore them".

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