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Saturday February 6 2016
Koulibaly masks for Napoli fans

Napoli fans aim to combat racism by wearing Kalidou Koulibaly masks during Sunday’s game against Carpi.

The Partenopei defender was the subject of racist chanting by Lazio supporters in Wednesday night’s 2-0 victory at the Stadio Olimpico.

The referee even had to suspend play for several minutes due to the insults.

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Friday February 5 2016
Pioli: ‘Bring back real fans’

Lazio Coach Stefano Pioli says “we have to make sure the real fans come back to the stadium” after racist chanting.

The Biancocelesti’s Curva Sud and two other sections will be closed for the next two matches, after fans directed racist abuse at Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly.

“What happened with Napoli doesn’t do anyone any good,” Pioli sighed in his Press conference ahead of the trip to Genoa.

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Thursday February 4 2016
Lazio fined for racist chants

Lazio’s Curva Nord will be closed for two games and the club has been fined €50,000 for "unequivocally racist" chanting.

Last night’s defeat to Napoli was temporarily suspended after fans directed racist abuse at Kalidou Koulibaly, as well as signing anti-Neapolitan chants.

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Thursday February 4 2016
Koulibaly: ‘Irrati courageous’

Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly has thanked referee Massimiliano Irrati ‘for his courage’ to stop play against Lazio for racist chanting.

The match at Stadio Olimpico last night was halted during the second half after the defender was subjected to racist chants from the stands.

Koulibaly responded by thanking Irrati, the Lazio players and fans for their support after the incident.

“An important victory! But tonight I want to thank everyone for the messages of solidarity I’ve received,” he wrote on his Instagram account.

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Thursday February 4 2016
Keita: ‘Admiration for Koulibaly’

Lazio winger Keita Balde says he has ‘so much admiration’ for Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly after he was the subject of racist chanting.

Wednesday’s clash between the two sides had to be halted by the referee during the second half after discriminatory chants were aimed at the Partenopei defender.

The Aquile forward has come out in support of Koulibaly on his Instagram account today following the event.

“This game is much more than black, white or green,” he posted.

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Thursday February 4 2016
Pioli: 'Racist fans a minority'

Stefano Pioli condemned Lazio fans for racist chants against Napoli and admits their home form is a problem.

The Serie A leaders ran out 2-0 winners at the Stadio Olimpico, but play was halted during the second half for persistent racist chants aimed at Kalidou Koulibaly.

“Discriminatory chants should not exist. People need to have values like respect and education, never forgetting them,” slammed Pioli on Rai Sport.

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Wednesday February 3 2016
Sarri: 'Napoli have to attack'

Maurizio Sarri matched the Napoli club record of seven consecutive wins, but still won’t mention the Scudetto race.

Gonzalo Higuain and Jose Callejon secured a 2-0 victory away to Lazio, keeping them two points clear of Juventus at the top of the table.

“Our horizons are to the next game. Carpi have been doing very well indeed and scared Fiorentina tonight,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

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Monday January 18 2016
Koulibaly: ‘Don’t look at table’

Kalidou Koulibaly says Napoli “must not look at the table”, and knew Juventus would be back.

The Partenopei are two points clear at the top of Serie A, but the defending champions are breathing down their necks after winning seven games in a row.

“We knew that Juventus had a great team and they’d be back in the running for the Scudetto,” Koulibaly said on Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

“It will be an open League, we’ll do everything to stay in there until the end and then we’ll see where we are.

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Saturday January 9 2016
Newcastle bid €25m for Koulibaly

Napoli reportedly rejected a €25m (£18.8m) Newcastle United offer for Kalidou Koulibaly this morning.

According to Calciomercato.it, the proposal was made today and received short shrift from director of sport Cristiano Giuntoli.

Napoli have stated Koulibaly is not for sale, but this appears to be the biggest offer on the table so far at £18.8m.

The 24-year-old giant Senegal international, nicknamed K2, is under contract until June 2019.

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Wednesday January 6 2016
Koulibaly 'rejected Norwich’

Kalidou Koulibaly reveals that ‘Napoli said no to several offers for me, such as €15m from Norwich.’

The centre-back was linked with a move away from the San Paolo during the summer, but has since become a key player for the Partenopei under Maurizio Sarri.

The 24-year-old reflected on the transfer speculation and his arrival in Naples in July 2014.

“Some teams have tried to sign me, but Napoli said no to several offers, such as €15m from Norwich,” he told French outlet L’Equipe.

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