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Ronaldo & Other Stars Rally In Support Of Racially Abused Koulibaly

Italian football has once again been marred by yet another racial incident, with Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly being the target of racial slurs during Gli Azzurri's loss to Inter Milan on Wednesday evening. Since then, players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and others have come to the Senegalese's support. Have you seen what they had to say?

Unfortunately, this isn't the first time the defender has been dragged into the middle of such an incident. In February 2016, Napoli fans all wore printed faces of Koulibaly in the stands after he was subjected to monkey chants from Lazio fans the week prior.

Against Inter, he had to deal with yet another bout of racial slurs against him as Carlo Ancelotti's side fell to a 1-0 defeat, with both Koulibaly and Lorenzo Insigne being sent off.

After the game, the centre-back took to his social media accounts to react to the terrible incident, and his response was commendable.

Check it out!

The English translation reads: "I am sorry for the defeat and, above all, to have left my brothers on the field. However, I am proud of the colour of my skin; to be French, Senegalese, Napoletano – a man."

Since then, there has been an outpouring of support from players across Italy and Europe for Koulibaly, with Ronaldo being one of the first to lead the action.

Have a look!

CR7's caption translates to: "In the world and in football, you need education and respect. No to racism and any offensive actions and discrimination!!!"

Insigne's caption translates to: "I am sorry for the loss last night. NO TO RACISM ALWAYS! Brother, Koulibaly."

Inter captain Mauro Icardi also took to his social media to disapprove of the actions of his own club's fans.

He wrote: "I am disappointed with what happened yesterday at San Siro. Let's say STOP to racism and discrimination."

What do you think needs to be done to end racism in Italian football?


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