Former Chelsea and Senegal striker Demba Ba has urged all black players to leave Italy following the recent racism storm.
Cagliari fans racially abused Inter striker Romelu Lukaku during a Serie A match last weekend, in what was the latest in a long line of ugly incidents involving clubs on the peninsula.
“And here’s the reason why I decided not to play there when I could...” tweeted Ba with a link to the shocking statement.
“And at that point I wish all the black players would get out of this League!
“Surely it won't stop their stupidity and hate but at least they won’t affect other [games].”
The 34-year-old also previously played for the likes of Besiktas, Shanghai Shenhua, Newcastle United and Hoffenheim but has never plyed his trade in Italy.