Staining the beautiful game: Why Italy’s far-right resurgence is allowing racism to remain engraved in Italian football

Cameron Sen

Combatting issues of racism in football cotninues to be an ongoing challnege, but in Italy, this fight seems to be making a turn for the worse and the far-right is to blame

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly (in red) with stadium authorities, attempting to idenitfiy those partaking in racist chanting. The Sengalese defender took to social media after the club’s 2-1 victory at Fiorentina, calling for action to be taken, after he was called a “F****** monkey” by ultra supproters

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