Cristiano Ronaldo Speaks Out After Racist Chants Directed at Rival Player

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Koulibaly, the Senegalese centre back, will have to serve a two-match ban for his sending off, after seeing a second yellow card for sarcastically applauding the...

Napoli are the only team with any serious hope of stopping Juventus from winning an eighth successive title, although even they are eight points behind.

"In Italy there are some problems in football, especially for Naples I think", Sarri said in a news conference on Friday ahead of Chelsea's clash with Crystal Palace.

"I think that the Koulibaly red vehicle was due to a very particular state of mind he was in". I am really very sorry for him.

The clashes between fans followed further tensions during the match.

Inter beat Napoli 1-0 as Serie A matches were held on December 26 for the first time in almost 50 years. They'll probably make us forfeit the game if we walk off, but we are prepared to do it.

"That is why we feel obliged today, once again, to reiterate that anyone who does not understand or accept our history - this club's history - is not one of us".

"It's a shame because three times we asked for the match to be suspended for the racist chanting towards Koulibaly". Di essere francese, senegalese, napoletano: uomo.

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"Certainly we're not the only nation where these things happen". The boy was on edge, he is an educated footballer who was targeted.

"I could not agree more with what Ancelotti said", Gattuso told Milan TV.

Several players, including Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, have come out in support of Koulibaly.

"Despite our requests and the chanting, the game wasn't suspended. Probably a strong signal in the first half would have warned the fans and dissuaded the idiots from continuing with such behaviour, and then we would never have got to that gesture from Koulibaly". "There's no place for racism anywhere at all". Monkey chants in the stadium certainly must be condemned. The game went on.

In its statement, the league's disciplinary body mentioned "offensive songs of a racist nature towards Kalidou Koulibaly", but also "insulting songs of a territorial nature" towards Napoli fans.

Deputy Italian Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said he would call an emergency meeting in the new year and wrote on Twitter: "In 2018 you cannot die for a football match".

Italian football federation president Gabriele Gravina said the incidents that occurred inside and outside the stadium were "no longer tolerable" and that he intends to simplify the rules for suspending matches.