26 Apr AC Milan news: AC Milan condemn alleged monkey chants directed at Kessie and Bakayoko
The Rossoneri are carrying things to Italian game’s governing bodies following the events in Wednesday’s Coppa Italia match with Lazio
AC Milan have convicted the alleged racist taunts aimed at Franck Kessie and Tiemoue Bakayoko from Lazio lovers in Wednesday’s Coppa Italia match.
It’s claimed both Milan midfielders were subjected to monkey chants throughout the match at San Siro, which the people won 1-0.
There were reports of inflatable whites being hauled up from the off area, even though a set of ultras are believed to have erected a banner at the roads in the hours prior to the game lurks former facist dictator Benito Mussolini.
In an announcement published on Thursday, the team said:”AC Milan would like to reiterate its condemnation of all forms of racism and discrimination after the events of last night’s Coppa Italia semi-final next leg match between AC Milan and SS Lazio.
“Recurring chants and fighter sounds led to gamers Franck Kessie and Tiemoue Bakayoko might be heard coming out of the away stand prior to, during and after the game.
“During their 120 decades old history, the Rossoneri have always honoured the worth of game, respect and inclusion, which underpin what we do.
Ancora una volta uniti contro il razzismo
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— AC Milan (@acmilan) April 25, 2019
“The team would like to thank all gamers from both teams due to their professionalism and their fairness, in addition to its fans because of their ardent support and their responsible behaviour despite a climate ravaged by improper episodes.
“AC Milan has felt a responsibility to report yesterday serious events to the greatest sports governing bodies, together with the expectation that, with everybody’s devotion, measures are employed to remove racism from most stadia.”
AC Milan executive chairman Paolo Scaroni added:”It was disheartening to observe this kind of important athletic event in our arena, whilst fighter sounds and racist insults were coming out of the stands. We have to be extremely attentive.
“Soccer is respect. Soccer shouldn’t divide but unite folks.”
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Lazio transferred to distance themselves from some incidents on Wednesday but also criticised parts of the media for”simplistic” coverage where they”believe the total Lazio supporter base collectively accountable for functions carried out by some”.
Kessie and Bakayoko apologised after infuriating Lazio for sustaining Francesco Acerbi’s top to celebrate their 1-0 Serie A success on April 13.
That episode came following Bakayoko, on loan from Chelsea, seemed to take exception to Acerbi’s claims within an pre-match interview that there was”no comparison” between the characteristic of this teams.