A new set of regulations has been announced that is hoped to combat racism that occurs in games in Serie A for the upcoming season and beyond.
Sadly, Italian football – and society as a whole – still has an issue when it comes to racism inside stadiums, among other problems such as fascism, homophobia and sexism, with a number of high profile issues.
Italian referees association chief Gianluca Rocchi has announced a new rule to combat racist incidents in Serie A, with the hopes that it will identify the culprits and stamp it out full stop.
At the first hint of racism match will be stopped for one or two minutes. If the racist gestures continue, it will be up to the public security officer to suspend the match for good.
In theory, if there are repeated incidents of racism inside a stadium during a match, it can therefore be abandoned.