Monday May 20 2013
Prandelli: Racism is a problem

National team boss Cesare Prandelli has claimed that Italian football has a 'problem' with racism.

Milan players were subjected to racial abuse during their game with Roma two weeks' ago, and the Azzurri Coach has insisted that the authorities need stamp down on the issue.

“It is a general problem in Italian football,” he told a Press conference. “To be a credible footballing nation, we must not tolerate it any more.

“It starts with a 'boo' but then you do not know where it will go.

“It is a long path, but you have to make it clear to everyone in the crowd that they have to behave.”

The former Fiorentina tactician then commented on the Viola's near-miss for Champions League qualification.

“It is normal that they would be bitter about what happened last night.

“The Champions League was there for them, and then went in 10 minutes.”