During the match between Roma and AC Milan, the home team’s fans uttered racist chants against Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is often referred to as a ‘gypsy’. But the Swede was not the only one to have been a victim of racist offenses. Because in the final game there were howls towards Kessié.
Roma-Milan was a beautiful, exciting and also very controversial game with Mourinho who ran away from the interview on TV and also from the press conference – the Portuguese was angry over a series of referee decisions: “I don’t say anything else, otherwise they disqualify me. Sunday I want to be on the bench”. Unfortunately, there have also been a series of racist incidents at the Olympic Stadium. Heavy offenses rained down against Ibrahimovic and Kessié. In Serie A stadiums, ouch us, some foreign players continue to be targeted.
Ibrahimovic on the eve had said that the whistles he would receive at the Olimpico would charge him, the whistles he received and the extra charge arrived, considered the splendid goal, Ibra cheered in a provocative way and for this he was cautioned by the referee Maresca. From the Roma curve after that celebration a hateful, boorish chorus started, and heard too many times in the stadiums: “You are a gypsy”. That sentence was pronounced again after Ibra’s 2-0 goal, then canceled by the VAR and when Zlatan left the field, replaced by Giroud.
Then unfortunately he ended up in the crosshairs of the racists too Franck Kessie. The Ivorian midfielder, author of the 2-0 goal, after a clash with Zaniolo in the middle of the field, foul sanctioned by the referee also with a card, he listened to howls that were reserved for him by a part of the Roma supporters. A horrible habit that has taken hold in some Serie A fields, where in the last two months many players have been victims of racist offenses including Koulibaly, Maignan and Dumfries.