Kessie and Bakayoko facing FIGC sanctions for Acerbi shirt gesture
Tiemoue Bakayoko and Franck Kessie are facing possible sanctions after the head of the FIGC federal prosecutor after their gesture in the heated contest between Milan and Lazio.
Giuseppe Pecoraro has decided to request TV evidence from the Sporting Judge regarding the gesture by Bakayoko and Kessie mocking Francesco Acerbi jersey.
The controversy rumbles on from #MilanLazio , as a politician called Tiemoue Bakayoko and Franck Kessie showing off Francesco Acerbi’s jersey “unworthy of the values of sport.” https://t.co/QPotfq8qTi #ACMilan #Lazio #SerieA pic.twitter.com/hSDc6DkKd0
— footballitalia (@footballitalia) April 14, 2019
Acerbi himself published in the evening on his official facebook profile: “I’m sorry because I exchanged the shirt to put an end to the issue, fomenting hatred is not sport but a sign of weakness”.
Bakayoko had taken to social media to state the gesture was merely a joke “My gesture was a joke. I don’t want to disrespect anyone. I apologize to Acerbi if he felt offended”
Bakayoko apologizes to Acerbi:
"My gesture was a joke. I don't want to disrespect anyone. I apologize to Acerbi if he felt offended" https://t.co/4wGzUXJ2Bu
— TheMilanBible (@TheMilanBible) April 13, 2019