Serie B side Pescara have spoken out in support of Milan midfielder Franck Kessie amid an ongoing racism row involving Hellas Verona.
Milan emerged as 1-0 victors at the Stadio MarcAntonio Bentegodi on Sunday night in what was an ill-tempered affair from beginning to end.
Mariusz Stepinski was shown a red card for a reckless lunge on Mateo Musacchio, with Krzysztof Piatek netting a decisive second half penalty to earn the Rossoneri all three points.
Davide Calabria was also given his marching orders in the last few moments for a foul on Matteo Pessina, despite the Hellas forward being offside in the build-up.
During the game, Rossoneri midfielder Kessie received a hostile reception from the home crowd, with the general consensus being that it was racial abuse.
Despite this, Verona hit back at those claims instead asking for ‘respect’ in a statement on their official Twitter account, claiming that the noises being made were boos and not ‘monkey chants’.
— Pescara Calcio (@PescaraCalcio) September 16, 2019