Saturday January 6 2018
Matuidi: 'Racism from Cagliari fans'

Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi said he “experienced racism” against Cagliari. “Weak people try to intimidate with hate.”

The Bianconeri earned a 1-0 victory at the Sardegna Arena, but Matuidi seemed very agitated at one point.

He later explained via a Facebook post what had happened.

“Thanks for all your messages.

“Today I experienced racism during the match. Weak people try to intimidate with hate. I am not a hater and can only be sorry for those who set bad examples.

“Football is a way to spread equality, passion and inspiration and this is what I am here for. Peace.”

Unfortunately, this is not the first time there has been an incident of racism in a Cagliari home game.

In May 2017, Pescara midfielder Sulley Muntari complained to the referee about racist insults coming from Cagliari fans and was booked.

He then moved to leave the pitch and speak to those responsible for the abuse, as he was stunned to see some of it was coming from a child, when the referee sent him off.