European football governing body UEFA said Friday that the correct anti-racism protocol had not been followed during the Italian league game between Inter Milan and Napoli midweek amid repeated abuse of Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
Napoli’s French-born Koulibaly was targeted by monkey noises and racist chants at the San Siro, before being sent off for sarcastically applauding referee Paolo Mazzoleni.
Three announcements were made over the loudspeaker imploring fans to stop the chants, but they continued.
According to UEFA’s protocol, the match should have been suspended then but instead the game was allowed to continue. Read more