GdS: Why no action was taken over Kessie racism case

By Oliver Fisher -

No action was taken by the Sporting Judge amid alleged racist chanting from Hellas Verona fans towards Franck Kessie.

The Rossoneri emerged with all three points from the Stadio MarcAntonio Bentegodi on Sunday night in what was a feisty game from start to finish.

Mariusz Stepinski saw red in the early stages for a high boot on Mateo Musacchio, and Krzysztof Piatek scored the decisive penalty in the 67th minute.

Davide Calabria was also sent off for a foul on Matteo Pessina, despite the Hellas forward being offside in the build-up.

Kessie received a more hostile reception from the home crowd than any other Milan player, with the general consensus being that it was racial abuse.

However, Verona hit back at those claims instead asking for ‘respect’ in a statement on their official Twitter account, and on Tuesday it was confirmed that no action would be taken by the Sporting Judge.

Now, Wednesday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport – as cited by MilanNews – has revealed why there will be no further investigation or action.

The paper claims that the reason is simple: it is because the referee report contained no mention of any incidents, and nothing was reported by the federal collaborators.


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