Inter Milan hit with stadium ban after Koulibaly Racist chanting

FOOTBALL-Nairobi, Kenya 27 December 19:31 GMT

Inter have been ordered by the FIGC to play two domestic games behind closed doors for racially abusing Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, who got sent off and will serve a two-game ban.

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Koulibaly who recently signed a new deal:

“This contract renewal is because I want to win something with this club, the team I care most about in my heart. I have felt Neapolitan since my first day here. He told Sport Italia.

“We’ve been trying to win the Scudetto for three or four years, which is very difficult against Juve, as they are putting together some extraordinary statistics.

“We hope this year will be the right one for us. There’s also the Europa League and Coppa Italia, so if we play like Napoli, we can go far.”


The FIGC’s sporting judiciary ruled on Thursday according to Football Italia that Inter’s Curva Nord (North Stand)would also be closed for an extra match, on the grounds of ‘offensive chants’ towards Napoli away fans and those of a ‘racist’ nature in Koulibaly’s direction.

Consequently, fans will not be able to attend the Nerazzurri’s next two home games against Benevento and Sassuolo, while the Curva Nord will not be open for the visit of Bologna on February 3.


Koulibaly will be suspended for Napoli’s next two domestic matches, one for accumulating five yellow cards after getting booked for a yellow card and the second for ‘sarcastic applause’ towards referee Paolo Mazzoleni on Wednesday.

Lorenzo Insigne has also been given the same punishment plus a €10,000 fine for ‘insulting the referee as a captain’.

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