Racism in football: Serie A clubs pledge to combat abuse in Italy

All 20 Serie A clubs have made a combined pledge to battle Italian soccersserious problem with racism since there is no longertime to waste.
The top-flight clubs said they canno longer stay quiet after a few recent episodes in which Serie A players have been racially abused.
Its an issue weve not done enough to fight through time, the clubs mentioned in an open letter on Friday.
We, the undersigned clubs, have been united by our desire for serious change.
Before this month, Brescias Mario Balotelli known as fans who shouted racist abuse at himsmall minded andimbeciles.
Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku said the abuse that he suffered in September, when Cagliari fans made monkey noises following the Belgian scored a penalty, showed the match wasgoing backwards.
The club were later cleared of racist chanting, resulting in the mind of anti-discriminatory body to say that Italian soccer governments and their disciplinary methods to fight racism werenot fit for purpose.
Serie A says it plans to providea detailed and robust anti-racism coverage with brand new, stricter laws and regulations.
Pictures of gamers being racially abused in Italian soccer have been seen and talked all around the world this season which shames us all, the letter added.
No person should ever be subjected to racist abuse – indoors or outside of soccer – and we can no longer stay silent about this problem or wait for it to magically disappear.
We do not have any more time to squander.
We should now act with pace, together with purpose and together with we call on you, the fans, to support us in this vitally important effort.

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