Serie A: AS Roma handed suspended stadium closure for racist chants

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Rome, Italy Published: Nov 03, 2021, 06:01 PM(IST)

Racists chants were raised against Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Franck Kessie Photograph:( AFP )

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Discriminatory and racist chants were aimed at AC Milan players Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Franck Kessie during Sunday’s 2-1 victory against AS Roma

AS Roma say they are taking a zero tolerance attitude towards racism after their fans racially abused AC Milan players during a Serie A game, resulting in the club being handed a suspended closure of a section of the Stadio Olimpico.

Lega Serie A issued a statement on Tuesday saying that discriminatory and racist chants were aimed at Milan players Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Franck Kessie during Sunday’s 2-1 victory for the Rossoneri in Rome.

The Curva Sud section, home to the club’s hard-line ‘Ultras’ groups, was guilty of hosting those targeting the duo with abuse, and the league issued a one-year suspended sentence of closing the stand for one game.

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"There is zero tolerance of racism in any form at AS Roma," the Serie A club said in a statement.

"For many years the club has been deeply committed to tackling racism and all forms of discrimination. As an organisation we continue to do everything possible to advance positive change."

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