Italian league to probe racist chanting at Verona – Sporting Life

The Italian football league has launched an enquiry after Napoli striker Victor Osimhen suffered racist abuse from the stands during a Serie A match at Verona on Monday.

The league’s disciplinary commission fined Verona 12,000 euros ($12,200) for insulting chants directed at the Napoli supporters.

Now they wish to know exactly which part of the stadium and which section of fans were involved in the racist chants.


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An AFP reporter at the game heard a section of the home support launch monkey chants at Osimhen, the latest episode of racist chanting at Verona who have a long history of far-right sympathies among their hardcore support.

Nigerian forward Osimhen was among the scorers in a thumping 5-2 win for Napoli.

Last season Verona were ordered to close a section of their stadium for one match after racist chants from a section of their supporters.

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