Sweden Under 21 accuses Italy: “Racist insults to one of our players”. The FIGC: “No offense”

Sweden Under 21 accuses Italy: “Racist insults to one of our players”. The FIGC: “No offense”
Sweden Under 21 accuses Italy: “Racist insults to one of our players”. The FIGC: “No offense”

Storm on the Italian Under 21. The Swedish Football Association has issued a statement in which it denounces an episode of racism that took place yesterday during the match against the blue peers: “On the occasion of the qualifying match for the Swedish National Under 21 European Championship against Italy in Monza, Anthony Elanga declared after the match that he had been the subject of a racist comment by an opponent of the Italian Under 21 national team “. The reply from the FIGC: “There was no racist offense”.

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12 October 2021


The developments of the case

In the note from Sweden, we also read that the Football Association told its version of the incident and presented “an oral report to both the referees and the match delegates. We are now awaiting feedback through the match report and the match report. “Referee. Once we arrive, we will decide how to proceed. Security Officer Martin Fredman has also been informed of this. Nobody should be exposed to racism, it is completely unacceptable. We all support and support Anthony in this.”

The FIGC rejects the accusations

“The FIGC absolutely denies that an Under 21 player, during Italy-Sweden yesterday in Monza, expressed racist offenses against an opponent, an episode which, as far as we know, is not been found by the match officials or the UEFA delegate “is the position taken by the football association. “Hoping that the competent bodies will promptly clarify” the FIGC reaffirms “the constant commitment of all Italian football and the national teams to combat racism and condemns any discriminatory insult or episode of violence”.

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