FIFPro, UEFA condemn racist abuse of Koulibaly

FIFPro and UEFA have condemned the racist abuse aimed at Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly during Wednesday’s 1-0 Serie A defeat at Inter Milan, calling it “unacceptable” and saying it had “no place in football”.

FIFPro, the world players’ union, and European soccer’s ruling body said on Friday that they applauded the prompt action taken by the Italian league judge, who decided Inter’s next two home matches should be played behind closed doors, and included a partial closure for the club’s third home game.

“FIFPro and UEFA are very concerned by this unacceptable racist incident and by what appears on the surface to be a failure to respect the … anti-racism protocol,” they said in a joint statement.

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