Frenchman Blaise Matuidi was again the subject of racist abuse in Juventus’ 1-0 victory at Cagliari on Saturday, days after he suffered similar abuse in the 3-1 win against Verona on December 30.
The France international revealed in a post on his official Facebook page that he was the subject of racist taunts by unspecified individuals.
“Today I experienced racism during the match,” he wrote. “Weak people try to intimidate with hate. I am not a hater and can only be sorry for those who set bad examples.
“Football is a way to spread equality, passion and inspiration and this is what I am here for. Peace.”
Merci pour tous vos messages, grazie per i vostri messaggi, thanks all for your messagesAujourd’hui j’ai été victime…
It is reported that the specific incident occurred shortly before half-time, when a furious Matuidi was seen looking towards the stands at the Sardegna Arena.
Verona were hit with a €20,000 fine and a partial stadium ban, suspended for a year, for racist chants by their fans towards Matuidi in Juve’s 3-1 win on December 30.
The incident partially overshadowed Juve’s victory which took the Old Lady to just one point of leaders Napoli who were 2-0 winners over Hellas Verona.