Italian football must protect its future and take a proactive stance against racism and violence

Koulibaly

“Certainly, this has been a week that must lead to a lot of reflection, in addition to the tragic death of a fan, reflection is needed on racist behaviour. Football as a whole cannot be demonised; social issues also need to be reflected on. If even the parliament descends into poor behaviour as was seen in today’s newspapers, it’s difficult to think about important concepts in the right way. We’ll start again from today, temporarily putting the incidents behind us while we wait for discussions on how to defeat this phenomenon. Continue reading

Inter fans handed stadium ban in wake of shameful San Siro scenes

Koulibaly

“There were more than 100 ultras involved in the clashes, among them ones from Varese and Nice. These were very serious incidents, so I’ll ask the public order committee to stop Inter fans from travelling to away games for the rest of the season and request the closure of Inter’s curva at San Siro until March 31, 2019, or for five games plus one in the Coppa Italia.” Those are the words of Milan police chief Marcello Cardona, who spoke at a press conference this morning following the disgraceful scenes which marred last night’s match between the Nerazzurri and Napoli. Continue reading