Lazio followers have been accused of racist chants in opposition to AC Milan’s Tiemoue Bakayoko final weekend.© Twitter
Prosecutors have opened an investigation into alleged racist chants by Lazio followers in opposition to AC Milan‘s Tiemoue Bakayoko final weekend, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) mentioned Friday. They are inspecting video footage from Milan’s 2-0 win over the Roman membership on the San Siro on Sunday, after Bakayoko and his membership mentioned he had suffered abuse, it mentioned in a press release. “The federal prosecutors’ office has opened an investigation against Lazio following the complaint filed by AC Milan,” the FIGC mentioned. The Serie A membership had requested the soccer federation to analyze after Bakayoko mentioned Lazio followers hurled racist abuse at him and his teammate Franck Kessie.
“To some Lazio fans and their racist cries towards to me and my brother Franck Kessie. We are strong and proud of our skin colour,” the midfielder mentioned on Instagram.
“I have my all (sic) confidence in our club to identify them.”
Racist abuse in Italian soccer stadiums has been a major problem in latest seasons, and Lazio have one of many worst reputations within the nation, with a connection to the intense proper among the many membership’s hardcore supporters which stretches again to no less than the Nineteen Seventies.
However, they’re removed from the one culprits, with monkey chants being aimed toward black gamers by supporters of various golf equipment on numerous events.
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