FIFA, Infantino: 'Racism? It hasn't improved in Italy...'

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22 September at 21:15
​Gianni Infantino has returned to talking about racism, and he didn't exactly spare Italy in his interview. The FIFA president, who spoke during a program at Rai 2 (via Calciomercato.com), commented on the most recent incident which took place during today's game between Atalanta and Fiorentina.

"Racism is fought with education, condemning it, talking about it, you cannot have racism in society and football. In Italy, the situation has not improved and this is serious," he began.
 
Following the racist chants towards Kessie and Lukaku, yet another player was abused in Serie A. During Fiorentina's clash with Atalanta, Dalbert was targeted by the Nerazzurri fans, which resulted in the referee halting play for around five minutes.

"Dalbert? It is necessary to identify those responsible and throw them out of the stadiums. It takes, as in England, the certainty of punishment. We must not be afraid to condemn the racists, we must fight them until the end," he concluded.
 
At least during the game today, actions were taken by the referee, who ordered the stadium announcer to read out a message. Unfortunately, it was met by loud whistling from the fans, who don't seem to be taking the matter seriously.
 
The main issue in Italy has been consistency. Last season, Inter's Curva Nord was suspended after racist chants towards Koulibaly, but since then we haven't seen anything similar in terms of punishments.

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