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Acerbi is excluded from the Italian team after the alleged racist incident against Juan Jesus

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Acerbi is excluded from the Italian team after the alleged racist incident against Juan Jesus

El The alleged racist incident between Francesco Acerbi and Juan Jesus is causing a stir in the ‘calcio’.It doesn’t sit well with me, he told me ‘you’re a black’ and that doesn’t sit well with me,” the Naples defender told referee Federico La Penna during the duel.

“Angry with Acerbi? What happens on the field stays on the field. Acerbi went a little further with his words. He’s a good guy, he apologized and everything is fine. We hug. I hope it doesn’t happen again, he is an intelligent boy,” said Juan Jesus after the meeting.

However, the matter has reached the concentration of the Italian team. Acerbi, after explaining what happened to coach Luciano Spalletti and his teammates as required by the internal policy of the transalpine team, he has been excluded from the team until justice clarifies what happened. Gianluca Mancini (Roma) will be his substitute for the friendlies in the United States against Venezuela and Ecuador.

It appears that there was no defamatory, denigrating or racist intention on the part of Acerbi.

Communiqué Italian Federation

“Waiting for what happened to be reconstructed, respecting the autonomy of sports justice, “it appears that there was no defamatory, denigrating or racist intention on his part.”said the Italian Federation in the statement that confirmed his exclusion “to guarantee the necessary serenity for the national team and for the player himself, who will return to his club today.”

Exemplary sanction?

Acerbi, who was not sent off by referee Federico La Penna, could go to a maximum sanction of 10 games, according to article 28 of the Italian Code of Sports Justice, If it is proven that he said those words to Juan Jesus for “discriminatory behavior, it constitutes any conduct that, directly or indirectly, involves offense, denigration or insult for reasons of race, color, religion, language, sex, nationality, ethnic origin, personal condition or social or constitutes ideological propaganda prohibited by law or in any case praising discriminatory behavior. He would also be expelled from the national team permanently.



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