Juve Midfielder Matuidi Suffers Racist Abuse For The Second Time In Seven Days

Juve Midfielder Matuidi Suffers Racist Abuse For The Second Time In Seven Days

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…

Posted by Blaise Matuidi -Page Officielle- on Saturday, January 6, 2018

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.

 

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