The table second in the Serie A, SSC Napoli, has lost the tracker duel at the third Inter-Milan 0:1 (0:0) and after 18 nine points to Play behind leaders Juventus. But after the game in the Giuseppe-Meazza-stadium, the result was beside the point. The main topic were massive racist insults against Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

The Frenchman with Senegalese roots had been provoked during the game several times with monkey loud from the stands. “What happened today is not only for us, not good. It is also not good for Italian football as a whole,” said Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti after the final whistle. “I’m very sorry for Koulibaly. We have three times requested and the referee team had asked for the match to interrupt.”

It will also have three public address announcements in the stadium in which the spectators were invited to the insults. “Next Time we just listen on to play, even if we lose the game,” added Ancelotti. “We are told again and again that games can be interrupted. But when? Only after four or five say?”

Koulibaly flies from the place

Koulibaly settled in the heated atmosphere to be carried away by impatience. In the 80’s. The Minute he saw for a Foul on Matteo Politano is shown a Yellow card. Because he reacted to the decision with applause in the direction of the referee, he was immediately made with Yellow-Red from the square. At that time it was still 0:0. Later, Koulibaly apologized with a Twitter Post for his team-mates, added that he was proud of his skin color and the fact that “to be a Frenchman, a Senegalese, and Neapolitans”.

In the Majority of the Argentine Lautaro Martinez scored in the injury time of the winning goal for Inter. Shortly thereafter, Napoli frustrated striker Lorenzo Insigne looked for a derogatory gesture in the direction of the referee the Red card.

racism in Italian football has long been a Problem. Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari had to leave after racist bullying the field. The Germany international Antonio Rüdiger has spoken in the run-up to the world Cup in Russia in the MIRROR-Interview about his bitter experiences in the series.

And also Koulibaly was not the first Time the victim of insults from the stands. In February 2016, Lazio was playing Rome two home, to the exclusion of the Public is sentenced, after Koulibaly had been attacked with a “clearly racist” Call from the stands. At the time, the game had been interrupted between Lazio and Napoli for four minutes.


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