Juve Investigate Racist Abuse Of Milan’s Maignan

Juventus have launched an investigation into racist abuse of AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan before the two teams’ 1-1 draw at the weekend, the Serie A club confirmed to AFP on Tuesday.

A video that spread quickly on social media showed an off-camera fan launch a stream of racist insults at the France international while he warmed up ahead of the match at Juve’s Allianz Stadium.

A Juve spokeswoman told AFP that they were working to identify the person insulting Maignan.

Italian media report that the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) is also considering opening its own investigation into the incident.

This is the second incident of racism in a Serie A stadium since football grounds were re-opened to the public at 50 percent capacity at the start of this season.

On Friday the FIGC opened an investigation into alleged racist chants by Lazio fans towards Milan midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko earlier this month.

Source; AFP