FIFA’s President Says Racism in Italian Stadiums Is ‘Very Serious’

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PARMA, Italy (AP) — FIFA president Gianni Infantino labeled the situation of racism inside Italian soccer stadiums “very serious” following the latest incident of offensive chants.
A 2-2 draw between Atalanta and Fiorentina on Sunday was suspended briefly during the first half due to racist chants.
The referee ordered a warning to be read over the stadium’s loudspeaker after the chants were apparently made by Atalanta fans toward Fiorentina fullback Dalbert Henrique, a Brazilian player who is black.
Toward the half-hour mark, Dalbert stopped and glared at the direction where the chants appeared to come from, and he then spoke to the referee.

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