Giorgio Chiellini ashamed of racist abuse
Italy and Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini says he is “ashamed” of the racist abuse
Fiorentina fans aimed at Napoli players.
Kalidou Koulibaly and Napoli team-mate Victor Osimhen detailed on social media the racist abuse they received
during Sunday’s 2-1 win at the Florence club.
“We need laws and rules that are applied,” said Chiellini, 37.
“I was ashamed, as an Italian and a Tuscan, also because Italy is not a racist country for me.
“Something more must be done, otherwise from outside we give a bad image of ourselves.”
Senegalese defender Koulibaly has said racist fans must be “kept out of stadiums forever”, while Nigeria forward
Osimhen called for supporters to “understand how disgusting it is to hate an individual because of the colour of their skin”.
Fiorentina said the club expressed “the most firm and harsh condemnation for the episodes of racism that took place”
and say CCTV footage from the game will be provided to the authorities to help identify the “culprits”.
The Italian Football Federation has opened an investigation into the incident.
An investigation has also been opened into alleged racist chants by Lazio fans aimed at AC Milan’s on-loan Chelsea
midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.
The Italian central defender Giorgio Chiellini is feeling furious with the fans about abusing the racism over to the Napoli
players that really look down and show no respect to him over their bad manner and inappropriate behavior and because
of that this matter still have in the present time about the racism that most of the people like to mock and insult to the
black people over to the skin and they never give the value to the black guy at all.