Milan – European Football Authority UEFA said on friday
that the correct protocol against racism was not respected during the Italian
league between Inter Milan and Napoli in the middle of the week amid repeated abuse
Senegalese defender Kalida Kulibaly,
French Koulibaly, born in Naples, became a target for monkeys
and racist chants in San Siro before being sent for with sarcasm
Applauds judge Paolo Mazzoleni.
Three announcements were made above the loudspeaker.
The fans stopped singing, but they continued.
According to the UEFA protocol, the match was supposed to be
then suspended, but instead allowed to continue the game.
A joint statement from UEFA and the FIFPro Player Union says
they were "very concerned about this unacceptable racist incident and the fact that
At first glance, this is non-compliance with a widely recognized
three-step protocol against racism.
“Coulibaly was subjected to racist singing and, despite
announcements made at the stadium by the speaker, chants did not stop. Moreover,
it seems that the coaching staff of Napoli has already informed the referee several
times of racist chants. "
"Both organizations believe that the racist
chanting towards Kulibali, who had to leave the field after receiving a second
Yellow card are not allowed and do not have a place in football.
FIFPro and UEFA support Italian football
authorities on any additional measures to be taken to combat racism in
stadiums for which FIFPro and UEFA adhere to a zero-tolerance policy. ”
Both organizations welcomed that Inter Milan should
play two home matches of Serie A behind closed doors and another game with your own
North Stand is closed.
Head coach of “Napoli” Carlo Ancelotti said after playing his players
will leave the field next time.
But the head of the Italian Football Federation Gabriele Gravina
insisted that Judge Mazzoleni act correctly in a game in which Inter won 1: 0
thanks to the late goal, when napoli were up to nine people.
"Mazzoleni applied the rules perfectly," Gravina
told Sky Sports Italia after the game.
"If the players left the field, it would break
rules followed by a negative result for their team.
"Let's not forget that there are rules that are necessary
to be improved. If not, it will be like the Wild West. "