Serie A chief executive Luigi De Siervo apologises for using ape artwork as part of league's anti-racism campaign
Serie A chief executive Luigi De Siervo expressed his sincere apologies on Tuesday after the league installed a painting featuring monkeys at its headquarters for an anti-racism campaign.
Serie A: All 20 clubs issue joint statement acknowledging that Italian league has a 'serious problem with racism'
The acknowledgment from Serie A clubs comes amid an Italian league marred by constant episodes of racist chants and discriminatory behavior.
Serie A: Mario Balotelli says 'problem is that I'm Italian' after discriminatory slurs spark debate over racism in country
There is a history of Balotelli being subjected to racist chants in Verona, stretching back to when he said 'the fans in Verona disgust me' after a Chievo Verona vs Inter Milan match in 2010 when he played for Inter
Serie A: Italy's sports minister promises 'more severe and efficient sanctions' to combat rise of racist incidents
Three black players in Italy's Serie A — Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku, AC Milan's Franck Kessie, and Fiorentina's Dalbert Henrique — have been targeted by offensive chants from the stands