Italian Match Officials To Follow FIFA Guidelines Over Racism

www.oann.com | 1/15/2019 | Staff
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MILAN (Reuters) – Italian match officials and delegates will be told to follow international guidelines in dealing with racist chanting and insults from the crowd, the head of the country’s soccer federation (FIGC) said on Tuesday.

FIGC president Gabriele Gravina told the Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper that the FIGC would “simplify” the procedure for dealing with racist incidents following an outcry over the treatment of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

Senegalese - Insults - Chants - Match - Inter

The Senegalese was subjected to insults and monkey chants during the match against Inter Milan at San Siro on Boxing Day and was sent off for dissent late in the game with Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti blaming his loss of temper on the atmosphere in the stadium.

There was confusion over how the incident should have been handled on the pitch as Ancelotti said Napoli officials unsuccessfully asked three times for the match to be stopped.

FIFA - Soccer - Body - UEFA - Procedure

FIFA and European soccer body UEFA have adopted a so-called three-step procedure in cases of racism which involves a warning to the crowd, followed by the interruption of play and, ultimately, the calling-off of the match.

However, last week, Italy’s Interior...
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