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Lukaku: "History repeats itself on racism". Fifa: 'We are with you'


Juve collaborates with the police to identify those responsible. Minister Abodi: phenomenon "unbearable everywhere" (ANSA)

"History repeats itself. I've been through it in 2019 and again in 2023. I hope that this time the League really takes action because this beautiful game should be enjoyed by all.. Thanks for the messages of support, f… to racism".

Thus the Inter striker

Romelu Lukaku

commented on the facts during the match against Juventus at the home of the black and whites, in a post on Instagram.

Juventus, "as always, is collaborating with the police to identify those responsible for racist gestures and shouts" at the Stadium

at the end of the match with Inter which ended 1.1 in the Coppa Italia semi-final first leg.

"Also in this case - added Juventus - the "approval code" will be applied to those responsible.

Infantino 'we are with Lukaku'

- "In football there is no place for racism or any form of discrimination": says Gianni Infantino, president of Fifa, who intervenes in a note to ANSA on the case of racist insults against Romelu Luaku.

"It is simply unacceptable to see the racist insults directed by spectators at Inter striker Romelu Lukaku during the Coppa Italia match with Juve" in Turin.

"FIFA and yours truly stand by Lukaku".

Infantino stresses that football must "guarantee the application of severe sanctions" and renews his call to fans to "silence the racists".

Abodi, racism is unbearable everywhere

 - "#Racism is unbearable everywhere, especially on a football field...on any football field, starting from the stadiums of #Rome, #Turin #Milan #Monza #Bergamo #Cremona # Verona #Udine #Genoa #LaSpezia #Bologna #Sassuolo #Firenze #Empoli #Napoli #Salermno #Lecce #RISPETTO!".

With this tweet, the Minister for Sport and Youth Andrea Abodi is once again taking a stand on an issue, that of racism in stadiums, which is particularly close to his heart.

Two days ago Abodi himself had expressed the desire to see RESPECT written on all the shirts "to testify to a commitment on the pitch and in the stands of our stadiums, but not only", adding that "racist chants cannot be accepted, all !!!".

Coppa Italia, tied with final tussle: Juve-Inter is 1-1

Lega Serie A "racists out of stadiums"

 - "Lega Serie A firmly condemns any episode of racism and any form of discrimination".

This is the comment of Lega Serie A, in a note, after what happened during Juventus-Inter.

"A few characters present in the stands cannot spoil the football show and do not represent the thoughts of all the fans and enthusiasts at the stadium, who fortunately share the highest values ​​of sport. The Serie A clubs, as they always have done, will be able to identify the culprits, excluding them for life from its facilities", continues the note from Lega Serie A. "The "Keep Racism Out" campaign and the agreement signed two weeks ago with UNAR are concrete steps of commitment in this long and incessant battle, which will lead to the result set without delay: racists and their insults out of the stadiums",

Inzaghi, Lukaku's celebration was misunderstood 

- "There will be images, let's hope we can remove Lukaku's yellow card for a misunderstood celebration as happened with Lookman": this is the wish of the Inter coach, Simone Inzaghi, after the expulsion to the Belgian.

"The final tumult wasn't nice to see - added the Nerazzurri coach - and at the moment the only thing I think about is that unfortunately I lost Handanovic and Lukaku for the second leg"

Lukaku agency "Juve apologizes for racist insults"

- "The racist insults directed at Romelu Lukaku by the Juventus fans were despicable and cannot be accepted. Lukaku scored a penalty late in the match. Before, during and after the penalty he was subjected to hostile and disgusting racist insults."

This was stated by Michael Yormark, president of Roc Nation Sports International (Jay-Z's company which has been following Lukaku for years) in a post on Instagram.

"Romelu cheered in the same way as before. But the referee's response was to show him a yellow card. Romelu deserves an apology from Juventus and I expect the League to immediately condemn the behavior of this group of Juventus fans." Juventus".

"The Italian authorities must use this opportunity to address racism,

rather than punishing the victim of the abuse.

I'm sure the world of football shares the same sentiment."

ANSA. it

Italian Cup, Juventus-Inter 1-1 - Football

Pictures from the first leg of the semifinals (ANSA)

Inter "we are united against racism"

- "We are brothers and sisters of the world. This has been our story since 9 March 1908".

This is how Inter, in a note, expresses itself on what happened.

"We want to firmly reiterate that we stand united against racism and all forms of discrimination. Football and sport must be not only a vehicle of emotions but also of clear and shared values, which have nothing to do with what we saw last night in the last minutes of the Coppa Italia semi-final in Turin, Juventus-Inter".

"This is why we reiterate all our support, our affection and our solidarity with Romelu Lukaku, as the world of football is doing in many parts in these hours. Come on Rom, we are with you!" concluded the Nerazzurri club.

Bremer apologizes "in Milan with more hunger"

- "Sorry about the result, I had to do better. We will go to Milan with even more grit and even more hunger. United... until the end": this is the social message of the Juventus defender , Gleison Bremer, after the draw in the Coppa Italia semi-final first leg against Inter.

The Brazilian was the protagonist in the negative with the ingenuity of the hand ball, which caused the penalty in the final match.

Source: ansa

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