Roma striker Edin Dzeko states racism in football is much more widespread before going to Serie A., than he anticipated
Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku was exposed to monkey chants through Inter’s 2-1 win over Cagliari final month in the audience.
Before this season Everton forward Moise Kean was abused by Cagliari lovers while racist slurs were directed at Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly last season from Inter fans during a Boxing Day match.
“I believe (racism) is a much larger problem than, maybe, in different countries, particularly in England,” Dzeko told Sky Sports News.
“But for the good of the other players, these things need to stop and the federation can observe this as well and attempt to stop it at all possible.”
Lukaku demanded actions to be taken after he was exposed to racist chanting. Dzeko echoed his opinion, calling the Italian soccer federation to do more to guard players.
“I don’t know what to say about that. Even today, these things occurring which is definitely not a great thing,” he added.
“I know, when I was playing England, it’s much improved. There is definitely less and less racism there.
“But I think in Italy, it’s considerably more than expected. I think it must come in the federation, they need to guard the players. That is the only solution.
“If you hear someone, you simply ban him in the scene. They can’t come. We don’t those displaced people in the stadiums.”
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