The Italian Serie A has again to deal with a case of racism. In the match between the bottom of the table Sampdoria Genoa and the Roma (0-0) Roma should have insulted the 21-year-old Sampdoria midfielder Ronaldo Vieira with monkey sounds.
"The club does not tolerate any racism and supports the authorities in identifying and punishing those responsible for the racial insults to the midfielder," the Roma wrote after the Sunday game on Twitter, confirming the racist incident. The club apologized to Vieira.
AS Roma would like to apologize to Ronaldo Vieira for the racist boos he was concerned to. Roma does not tolerate racism of any kind and the club wants to support the authorities in identifying and subsequently banning any individuals found guilty of racially abusing the midfielder.- AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) October 20, 2019
"I've heard it, but I do not want to talk about it, it happens too often, it should not be like that," said Guinea-Bissau-born English and England-born England Under-21 defender at the end of the first half of the game Italian television Rai Sport.
In Italy, there have been problems with racist fans for years. In early September, insults against Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku of Inter Milan by supporters of Cagliari Calcio had caused a stir. Prior to this match day, Serie A had announced plans to use videos against racist fans.
Since the incidents in the match between Bulgaria and England in the past week, when English players were also insulted racially and fans showed the Hitler salute, is increasingly discussed on the three-stage plan of the European Football Union (Uefa). First, there should be a loudspeaker announcement in the case of racism in the stadium, in the case of repetition, the game should be under - and canceled in a third misconduct. These measures were not used in the A series.