Roma striker Edin Dzeko has unveiled his two-point plan to tackle racism in Italy – more protection from the FIGC and stadium bans.
There were more racist incidents in Serie A over the weekend as a pundit was dropped for claiming Romelu Lukaku could only be stopped with bananas, while Verona refused to condemn allegations of monkey chants towards Franck Kessie.
“I think [racism] is a bigger problem than, maybe, in other countries, especially in England,” Dzeko told Sky Sports.
"I don’t know what to say about that. But I think in Italy, it’s much more than expected.
“I think, also, it has to come from the federation, they have to protect the players. That’s the only way.
“I know, when I was playing in England, it is much improved. There is always less and less racism there.
“But hopefully, for the good of the other players, these things have to stop and hopefully the federation can see this as well and try to stop it in any way possible.
"If you hear someone, you just ban him from the stadium. They cannot come anymore. We don’t those racist people at the stadiums."
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