Saturday, February 24, 2024

This is not the first time this has happened, something must be done against racism

France Mike Maignangoalkeeper of Milan who left the game within five minutes against Udinese for racist insults, he assures that this is not the first time that something like this has happened to him and encourages clubs and organizations to organize to do something to avoid it in the future.

“In the first half they made racist noises at me, it’s not the first time it happened to me or my teammates, we have to do something,” he told DAZN Italia after the game.

“Inside it Milan we have a family. We’re here to play, give everything to the fans, put on a show. So, although I was upset to leave, I had everyone’s support and we made the decision to return to the field. “I will not leave my colleagues like this,” he added.

The goalkeeper warned the referee several times during the first half hour that he was receiving these insults until he got fed up with the situation.

Mayignan He went to the locker room and the rest of his teammates followed him inside.

Four minutes later, in the 38th minute of the first half, with the score 0-1 in favor of the ‘Rossoneri’ and some of the Udinese players asking their own fans for explanations , Maignan and the rest of the Milan players returned to the field and the referee resumed the match.

The referee warned that, if there were new racist insults, the match would be permanently suspended.

“I’m angry, not disappointed. It’s not the first time this happened,” said the French goalkeeper.

she Milan They came back and won the game 2-3.

On the other hand, Udinese showed their solidarity with Mayignanfor the “unfortunate incident on Saturday” in their stadium and the president of FIFA, Gianni Infantinoasked to expel clubs whose fans commit racist acts.

“In addition to the three-phase process (game suspended, game resumed, game suspended), we must impose automatic expulsion of the team whose fans have committed racist acts and caused the game to be suspended, as well as the ban on access to stadiums around the world and criminal charges for racists,” Infantino said.

The president of FIFA described the events as “completely disgusting and completely unacceptable”; showed his support for the affected players and reiterated that “there is no place for racism or for any kind of discrimination, neither in football nor in society.”

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