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Sunday May 7 2017
Nicola: 'Keep the dream alive'

Davide Nicola calls for Crotone to 'fight in order to keep their dream alive' when they face Pescara today.

The Pitagorici appeared doomed to relegation a little over a month ago but have since gone on a five-match unbeaten run to give themselves hope of pulling off a miraculous escape.

The Calabria club remain four points adrift of safety but they will be favourites to record another victory today against their already-relegated opponents.

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Sunday May 7 2017
Zeman: 'Muntari had to walk off'

Zdenek Zeman says Sulley Muntari's decision to walk off the field after suffering racial abuse was 'a necessary act.'

The midfielder left the pitch during Pescara's Serie A match with Cagliari last week, having been booked for complaining to referee Daniele Minelli over racial abuse.

As a result, the official gave the Ghanaian a second yellow card, although the one-match ban Muntari received has now been overturned.

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Saturday May 6 2017
Muntari: 'Treated like a criminal'

Pescara midfielder Sulley Muntari felt “angry and isolated. I was being treated like a criminal. How could I be punished when I was the victim of racism?”

The Ghana international received a yellow card for protesting at racist abuse from the stands during a 1-0 defeat to Cagliari, then walked off the pitch and received another booking.

He was given a one-match ban, which was revoked on appeal last night.

“I feel that someone has finally listened and heard me,” Muntari told the FIFPro website.

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Saturday May 6 2017
Montella: 'Roma easier than Empoli'

Vincenzo Montella admits Milan find it “easier to prepare” for Roma and Atalanta than Empoli or Crotone, as he takes on his past.

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“Roma and Atalanta are actually easier games to prepare for players, because they bring more motivation. We need to get more points than we did in the reverse fixtures,” the Coach told Milan TV.

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Friday May 5 2017
Muntari ban overturned

The FIGC’s appeals court has overturned Sulley Muntari’s one-match ban, so he’ll be available for Pescara this weekend.

The midfielder was given a suspension after he walked off against Cagliari, having been the victim of racist abuse.

The decision to sanction the former Milan man brought condemnation from around the world, but the FIGC's Corto Sportivo d'Appello has tonight overturned the decision by the Lega Serie A.

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Thursday May 4 2017
Donsah backs anti-racism strike

Bologna midfielder Godfred Donsah confirmed he is “100 per cent” ready to go on strike if Sulley Muntari’s yellow card for protesting racist abuse is not revoked.

Pescara player Muntari was trying to reason with the small group of fans who made the racist chants during a Serie A match against Cagliari when he was carded by the referee.

He then walked off the pitch in protest and was given another yellow card.

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Thursday May 4 2017
Zeman: 'Only Muntari paid for racism'

Sulley Muntari refused to accept a satirical award after he was racially abused by fans and Pescara Coach Zdenek Zeman noted “he’s the only one who had to pay.”

The midfielder was reacting to insults from a small group of around 10 Cagliari supporters during last Sunday’s Serie A game when the referee booked him.

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Wednesday May 3 2017
Cagliari apologise to Muntari

Cagliari President Tommaso Giulini apologised to Pescara midfielder Sulley Muntari and condemned racist abuse from fans.

The incident caused huge controversy, as not only was Muntari booked for complaining to the referee about the racist insults, his yellow card was not rescinded and Cagliari escaped punishment because it was “only around 10 people” making the chants.

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Tuesday May 2 2017
Pescara against 'racism by one or 100'

Pescara released a statement standing by Sulley Muntari to “send a strong signal against racism, whether it’s done by one or 100 people.”

The Ghana international protested with the referee over racist chants heard from Cagliari fans at the Stadio Sant’Elia on Sunday, but rather than stop the game or call for a statement over the tannoy system, Daniele Minelli booked the player.

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Tuesday May 2 2017
FIFPro: 'Rescind Muntari card'

FIFPro demand that Sulley Muntari’s yellow card is rescinded after he was racially abused, but the Italian authorities opted to penalise the player rather than Cagliari.

The incident occurred during Sunday’s 1-0 home win for the Sardinians over Muntari’s Pescara.

The Ghana midfielder heard racist chants from a small group in the crowd and, when he urged the referee to do something, he was booked.

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