NEWS
Tuesday February 5 2019
Inter avoid another racism ban

Inter have avoided another ban for racism, despite the FIGC confirming Bologna defender Ibrahima Mbaye was abused by a minority on Sunday.

Mbaye was targeted by a group of Inter ultras during Bologna’s 1-0 Serie A win at San Siro, even though the Senegalese started his career with the Nerazzurri.

However, the FIGC’s sporting judiciary ruled on Tuesday that while the chants were of a racist nature, they were quickly drowned out by other Beneamata supporters, who responded by whistling in disapproval.

It comes barely a month after Inter were ordered to play one home game behind closed doors after a group of their fans racially abused Napoli centre-back and Mbaye’s countryman Kalidou Koulibaly. 

Elsewhere, Torino defender Nicolas N’Koulou is given a one-match ban for two bookable offences during his side’s 0-0 draw with SPAL.

The same applies for N’Koulou’s Toro teammate Simone Zaza, SPAL pair Felipe and Mohamed Fares, Sassuolo midfielder Alfred Duncan, Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenkovic, Sampdoria’s Nicola Murru, Lazio’s Marco Parolo, Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini and Genoa’s Cristian Romero – all of whom are banned for yellow-card accumulations.

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