Once again the scourge of racism obscures the exquisitely sporting news in the aftermath of the third Sunday of Serie A. Milan midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko published a post on Instagram a few hours ago in which he comments on the racist chants that the Lazio fans would have addressed to him and the Ivorian Franck Kessie yesterday afternoon: “We are strong and proud of the color of our skin,” wrote the French of Ivorian origin.
During the match between Milan and Lazio, staged yesterday at San Siro and won by the Rossoneri 2-0, the biancocelesti fans were the protagonists of a deplorable episode with racist chants and ‘buu’ towards the two players. “I have all the confidence in our club that these fans will be identified,” Bakayoko continued in the post, while thanking the home crowd for their newfound welcome in the San Siro debut. Bakayoko played a few minutes, then went out due to injury – physical checks will be carried out today – while Kessie played an excellent game for sixty minutes, before giving way to her teammate.
Shortly after the AC Milan player’s post, a tweet arrived from the AC Milan club which does not rule out measures: “Regarding the discriminatory chants to our player Bakayoko coming from the guest sector and warned by some journalists and spectators, AC Milan after the appropriate checks is considering submitting a complaint to the FIGC ».
Regarding the discriminatory chants at the address of our player @TimoeB08 coming from the guest sector and warned by some journalists and spectators, AC Milan after the appropriate checks is considering presenting a complaint to the FIGC#WeRespAct #WeTheFamily pic.twitter.com/0Zv4TjdwfY
— AC Milan (@acmilan) September 12, 2021