Serie A: Defender Samuel Umtiti leaves in tears after racial abuse by Lazio fans, FIFA takes a stand
World Cup-winning defender Samuel Umtiti and Lecce teammate Lameck Banda have been racistly attacked by touring Lazio followers through the workforce’s dwelling recreation in Serie A on Wednesday (December 4th). Because the Italian information company Ansa reported, Lazio followers hurled racial insults at Banda within the first half and Umtiti within the subsequent.
Within the second half, the referee stopped the sport after the stadium announcers referred to as for the harassment to cease. After the match, Umtiti left the sphere in tears and was given a standing ovation by the house crowd.
As Saverio Sticchi Damiani, president of the Italian Newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport – Lecce, commented on the matter, “He (Umtiti) needed to reply to insults on the pitch. He reacted like a real champion.”
Even on the membership’s twitter account, “Racial insults have been suppressed by cheers of bravery for our champion!” It learn, together with the hashtag #KeepRacismOut.
𝑰 𝒄𝒐𝒓𝒊 𝒓𝒂𝒛𝒛𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒊 𝒔𝒐𝒏𝒐 𝑺𝑶𝑴𝑴𝑬𝑹𝑺𝑰 𝒅𝒂 𝒒𝒖𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒊 𝒅’𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒐𝒓𝒂𝒈𝒈𝒊𝒂𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒐! 𝑻𝒖𝒕𝒕𝒐 𝒊𝒍 𝒑𝒐𝒑𝒐𝒍𝒐 𝒉𝒂 𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒛𝒊𝒂𝒕𝒐 𝒂𝒅 𝒖𝒓𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒔𝒐𝒍𝒐 𝒏𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒏𝒐𝒎𝒆 @samumtiti !
#KeepRacismOut @Group A pic.twitter.com/wqGWCOGDQ7
— USA Lecce (@OfficialUSLecce) January 4, 2023
Samuel Umtiti, who’s at present on mortgage from Barcelona to Lecce, even shared a photograph on Instagram saying, “Simply soccer, enjoyable, pleasure. The remaining would not depend.”
FIFA president Gianni Infantino additionally shared it on Instagram, sending a message in assist of Umtiti and Banda: “Let’s shout loudly and clearly: NO RACISM! Let the overwhelming majority of followers who’re good folks stand as much as silence all racists as soon as and for all!”
In the meantime, hosts Lecce defeated Lazio 2-1.
Lazio is in fifth place with 30 factors from 16 video games, whereas Lecce is struggling within the different half of the desk with solely 18 factors from 16 video games performed.
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