Napoli asked for halt to Inter Milan match after racist chants

Napoli asked for halt to Inter Milan match after racist chants

Lega Serie A announced on Thursday that Inter's next two home games will be played behind closed doors, while the Curva Nord - a section reserved for the club's "Ultras" - will also be closed for a third fixture.

Koulibaly was initially booked for a foul on Matteo Politano, but after sarcastically applauding the referee he was red carded.

Ancelotti claimed the visitors asked three times for the game to be called off and suggested the Partenopei would "stop play ourselves" the next time an incident occurred.

"We are pretty much doing as expected", said Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti whose side have won their last four league games and not conceded a goal in their last three games. [Proud] to be French, Senegalese, Neapolitan: "a man".

The 35 year-old man, who was with a group of Inter Milan fans, was taken to hospital in the northern city on Wednesday evening but died in hospital.

An Italian football supporter has died of his injuries after being knocked down by a van amid violence ahead of a match in Milan against Napoli.

Inter Milan defeated Napoli 1-0 thanks to Lautaro Martínez's late victor.

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Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has come out in support of Koulibaly by posting a picture of the two of them in action during this season's clash in Turin.

After the match, Ancelotti said that if similar incidents are to happen again, he will ask his side to leave the field.

Pavel Klymenko, of the anti-discrimination body Football Against Racism in Europe, says the latest racist against against Koulibaly is a big test for those in charge of the Italian game. Usually, he is very calm and professional, but he was subjected to monkey noises throughout the game.

"I apologise to Kalidou Koulibaly on my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Milan who testify to the feeling that we are brothers even in these hard times".

The solution? The match can be stopped but they need to have an idea when.

Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala apologised for the fans' abuse of Koulibaly, saying, "Those boos against Koulibaly were a disgrace". This is a test for the new leadership of the Italian FA (football federation).

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