Tuesday January 15 2019
Ancelotti clarifies racism stance

Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti has clarified that he wants to see games stopped temporarily and not abandoned if racist chanting is heard.

Ancelotti threatened to bring his Napoli players off if they were subjected to more racism after Kalidou Koulibaly was showered with monkey chants against Inter, but the former Milan Coach has now explained that it would only be a short-term measure.

“Violence and racism? I was lucky enough to work abroad for nine years and these things have been eradicated in those countries,” he told students at the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli.

“It’s something that Italy must do as a country and it’s not that complicated. Unfortunately, ignorant and rude people continue to go to stadiums.

“They should take courses in education and respect. Enough is enough now. Kean was insulted in Bologna the other night and it doesn’t make sense.

“They insult Napoli when Napoli aren’t even playing. I’ve heard that Ancelotti can’t say the games should be suspended, but we never asked for that!

“Maybe it’s me who doesn’t understand. We only said that when there’s a territorial or racial insult, and not only against Napoli, the game must stop temporarily, like in Bologna.

“Maybe there will be an announcement and then after that, the game resumes. Games stop when it rains heavily, so the same thing should apply for chants.”