Friday January 22 2016
Mancini accepts Sarri apology

Inter have released a statement confirming Coach Roberto Mancini has accepted Maurizio Sarri’s apology.

The pair had a touchline spat in the Coppa Italia Quarter-Final this week, with Mancini accusing the Napoli boss of using homophobic slurs.

The Partenopei urged the Nerazzurri Coach to accept Sarri’s apology yesterday, and the former Manchester City manager has done so.

“Following the incidents that occurred after the recent TIM Cup match against SSC Napoli on Tuesday 19 January, F.C. Internazionale confirms its full support for Coach Roberto Mancini and the ethical stance he took concerning the comments at the end of the match,” a statement on the Beneamata’s official website began.

“At the heart of Inter’s foundation in 1908 is the belief that all players, no matter their nationality, language, religion, personal and social conditions and orientations, are welcome in the team and so was born the phrase 'Brothers of the World'. Today inclusion remains a core value of the club.

“However, now is the right time to draw a line under recent events and put an end to the many discussions surrounding the last few minutes of the match.

“Roberto Mancini and the club therefore accept the apologies offered by Maurizio Sarri and Napoli and we ask that the attention of the press and public now returns to the games in Serie A and the Coppa Italia and a particularly exciting season for both sets of fans and all contenders for national titles.”

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