Giorgio Chiellini Expresses Disgust at Persistent Racial Incidents in Italy

Napoli’s recent match against Fiorentina was the focal point of another racial incident that had Partenopei trio Kalidou Koulibaly, Victor Osimhen and Andre-Frank Anguissa on the receiving end of slurs from La Viola supporters at the Curva Fiesole end.

Koulibaly called out for the for the ones responsible to be banned from stadiums and Fiorentina CEO Joe Barone personally visited the away side’s dressing room and apologized for the shameful act.

Now, Juventus and Italy centre-back Giorgio Chiellini has voiced his disgust on the racial incident, which is an ongoing debacle in Italian football, ravaging several matches this 2021/22 Serie A season alone.

Speaking to the press (via BBC) before Italy’s UEFA Nations League semi-final showdown against Spain, the 37-year-old EURO 2020 winner commented: “We need laws and rules that are applied. I was ashamed, as an Italian and a Tuscan, also because Italy is not a racist country for me. Something more must be done, otherwise from outside we give a bad image of ourselves.”

Earlier last month, Lazio fans at San Siro referred to Milan duo Tiemoue Bakayoko and Franck Kessie with racist chants and slurs from the away end.

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has already opened proceedings and investigations into the respective incidents.