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Inter punished by Serie A for racist chanting

Sep 17, 2013, 10:44 PM EST

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Another Serie A club, another racism charge.

Internazionale have been told they must vacate a section of their next home Serie A match at San Siro and pay a €15,000 ($20,000), thanks to unruly supporters in their match against Juventus last Saturday.  The section ban will take place against Fiorentina on September 26.

The fans directed racial insults at Juventus players, unfurled a banner insulting Juventus manager Antonio Conte, and also shone laser lights into the eyes of referees, according to a statement issued by Serie A today.

Italian media indicated the racial chants were directed mostly at black players Paul Pogba and Kwadwo Asamoah. The match ended in a 1-1 draw.

Serie A has had a slew of racism issues, many of which have made headlines since Kevin-Price Boateng, then of AC Milan, walked off the pitch due to racial chants in March and refused to play.

  1. dumbassgreg - Sep 17, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    how shocking lmao. please it would be news in italy,spain,russia if there was not racist chanting. love these countries always lecturing countries like usa ,england about racism. they have racist policies that allowed almost no black people in their countries. then they talked about other. go back to three things about their football diving, game fixing and racism. only a matter of time with bad finances of italy and spain these leagues fail.

  2. capsfan19 - Sep 18, 2013 at 6:31 AM

    These italian fans are rediculous. So remind me… There are no black players on inter? Please…
    And back to the roma fans that chant against balo? Why would you shout racist stuff at one of the most talent players in italy?

    • medic0nduty - Sep 18, 2013 at 9:59 AM

      And to think most of those Roma fans you mention would cheer for Super Mario when he plays for Italy. It’s hypocritical absolutely disgusting.

  3. SD1 Timbers Special Forces - Sep 18, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    In regards to Roma, there new stadium will have face scanning and possibly even retinal scans,

    http://www.bloomberg.com/video/garber-gulati-pallotta-on-soccer-outlook-SoAMxVEVTPerpie7pkuGjQ.html

    20:27

    to isolate and identify anyone who is causing problems. From throwing things to racists taunts or chants.

    As much as Americans are considered second class Soccer fans in the world, Americans have the highest standards in the world when it comes to “fan experience” and as Italy and Europe in general become more modern, they will begin to take out the bad and put in the good. By that I mean take out the violent and mean, then replace them with families.

    Europe is only ahead of America in actual tactics, strategy and talent, not stadiums or safety or the actual experience.

  4. hildezero - Sep 18, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    What Boateng did was weird. He made himself look dumb compared to what Jozy did when he was targeted by racism.

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