Serie A: Inter Milan accept two-match San Siro closure imposed after fans hurled racist chants towards Kalidou Koulibaly

Inter Milan will not appeal their two-match stadium closure imposed after racist chanting directed towards Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, the Serie A club confirmed on Tuesday.

Agence France-Presse January 09, 2019 09:49:01 IST
Serie A: Inter Milan accept two-match San Siro closure imposed after fans hurled racist chants towards Kalidou Koulibaly
  • Inter Milan have decided not to appeal against their two-match stadium closure imposed after trouble at their recent game against Napoli at the San Siro

  • Inter were ordered to play two domestic matches behind closed doors for the abuse of Koulibaly during their Serie A clash on 26 December.

  • Koulibaly was subjected to monkey noises from the crowd several times during Inter's 1-0 win

Milan: Inter Milan will not appeal their two-match stadium closure imposed after racist chanting directed towards Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, the Serie A club confirmed on Tuesday.

Serie A Inter Milan accept twomatch San Siro closure imposed after fans hurled racist chants towards Kalidou Koulibaly

General view of the San Siro stadium. Reuters

Inter were ordered to play two domestic matches behind closed doors for the abuse of Koulibaly during their Serie A clash on 26 December.

The club said they would not appeal the Lega Serie A decision, and have asked the Italian football federation if they can invite local schoolchildren to the match against Sassuolo on 19 January.

The stadium will be closed for Sunday's Italian Cup tie against Benevento.

Koulibaly was subjected to monkey noises from the crowd several times during Inter's 1-0 win, leading Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti to ask for the match to be halted three times, without success.

There were also violent clashes before the game during which an Inter supporter was killed after being hit by a car.

Inter will also have to play another game with their North Stand closed.

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