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Chelsea's Sarri says Italy must do more over racism in soccer

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Chelsea's Sarri says Italy must do more over racism in soccer

Chelsea's Sarri says Italy must do more over racism in soccer

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri weighs in on racism controversy involving his former side Napoli as Inter land in hot water following racial abuse of Koulibaly following death of Inter fan.

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Chelsea's Sarri says Italy must do more over racism in soccer

SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (DECEMBER 28, 2018) (BBC - NO USE UK) 1.

CHELSEA MANAGER MAURIZIO SARRI ENTERING NEWS CONFERENCE 2.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA MANAGER MAURIZIO SARRI, SPEAKING ABOUT RACIST ABUSE DIRECTED AT HIS FORMER PLAYER AT NAPOLI, KALIDOU KOULIBALY, SAYING: "You know that in Italy there are some problems in football.

Especially for Naples, I think.

When I was there we stopped two matches, one against Lazio in Rome, and one against Sampdoria in Genoa.

I'm really very sorry for Kalidou because he's a wonderful man.

I'm really very sorry for him but I think that in Italy we can do something more for this problem." MILAN, ITALY (DECEMBER 26, 2018) (REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 3.

STILL - NAPOLI'S KALIDOU KOULIBALY REACTS AFTER GETTING A RED CARD AGAINST INTER MILAN / INTER'S CAPTAIN MAURO ICARDI CONSOLING KOULIBALY 4.

STILL - ICARDI (LEFT), INTER DEFENDER DANILO D'AMBROSIO AND NAPOLI STRIKER LORENZO INSIGNE ATTEMPTING TO CALM KOULIBALY 5.

TWO STILLS - KOULIBALY WITH NAPOLI COACH CARLO ANCELOTTI AFTER BEING SENT OFF 6.

TWO STILLS - FORENSIC INVESTIGATORS SEARCHING NEAR THE SCENE WHERE AN INTER MILAN FAN WAS KILLED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A VEHICLE BEFORE THE MATCH STORY: Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri on Friday (December 28) expressed his support for Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly after the Senegalese player was racially abused during a match at Inter Milan.

Sections of the Inter fans made animal noises and racist chants at the defender during the game on Wednesday, after an Inter fan was killed when he was hit by a car during a violent clash near the San Siro stadium before kick-off, with four Napoli fans also reportedly stabbed in the violence.

Inter have been ordered to play their next two home games behind closed doors because of the incident involving Koulibaly.

Describing Koulibaly as a 'wonderful man', Sarri said there was a problem with racism in Italian soccer and more needed to be done to counter it.

Before moving to the London club Sarri, was Koulibaly's coach at Napoli.

Koulibaly was also handed a two-match ban by Serie A's disciplinary tribunal after he was sent off in the 81st minute for sarcastically applauding the referee for booking him for a foul on Matteo Politano.

Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti said some fans made animal noises throughout the entire game.

Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti said on Friday it was time to say "Enough" to racism and hatred in soccer.




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