Monday September 16 2019
Verona deny racist Kessie chants

Verona have issued a statement denying that their fans racially abused Milan midfielder Franck Kessie on Sunday, instead asking for ‘respect’.

Noises that sounded like monkey chants were allegedly heard from Verona supporters during the match, but the Gialloblu insist they were whistles directed at the referee.

“The boos to Kessie? The insults to Donnarumma? Perhaps someone’s been dazed by the decibels of the Gialloblu fans,” the club tweeted.

“What did we hear? Whistles, inevitably, for the the refereeing decisions that still leave us very perplexed, as well as applause for our ‘gladiators’ at the end of the game.

“We won’t fall for these stereotypes. Respect for Verona and the Veronese people.”

This is the second time Hellas have been accused of racism against the Rossoneri after they were found guilty of targeting Sulley Muntari in October 2014.

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