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Trouble at Inter vs Napoli Match - 1 Inter Milan Fan Killed; 4 Napoli Fans Stabbed

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Yet another day of shame for Italy.

Irrelevant fines for clubs doesn't seem to work. If it means empty stadiums every week, then so be it. It's the only thing that will effect these sort of people.

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https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11860/11592591/italian-fa-considers-suspending-serie-a-after-trouble-at-inter-milan-vs-napoli

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Italian Football Association president Gabriele Gravina says suspending Serie A is something he would consider following the serious events at the Inter Milan vs Napoli match on Wednesday.

An Inter Milan fan died and four Napoli fans were stabbed before the Serie A match between the Italian sides, and there were allegations of racist chanting inside the San Siro.

The 35-year-old supporter was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery after being hit by a van but later died, while in a separate incident, four Napoli fans were stabbed around an hour before the game as supporters from both sides clashed.

One of the Napoli fans needed hospital treatment for wounds to the abdomen and two Inter supporters have been arrested in connection to the attack.

Speaking to Il Messaggero newspaper, Gravina said: "I do not know, the news is still too fresh. It is a reflection to be made. Now we must reflect for a moment and coordinate: it is a problem of public order and as such should be managed, whether we'll be playing or not."

"I am worried about this surreal climate. I'm not a psychologist, but some players were super nervous, it was all evident at San Siro. Now I reflect, because what happened outside is too serious.

"What happened is very bad. In the field I saw players that were too nervous. The referee will write what happened, if he has made some mistakes he will be evaluated too".

The atmosphere during the match was hostile, with Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti demanding the game to be suspended because of alleged racist chanting.

Ancelotti was upset with chanting that was directed at Senegal international Kalidou Koulibaly who was sent-off during Napoli's 1-0 defeat to Inter.

He said after the game: "There was an abnormal atmosphere, we asked for the suspension of the match and three times they made an announcement over the PA.

"The player's (Kalidou Koulibaly) nerves were shaken, he was nervous.

"Koulibaly is always well behaved and a professional, and doesn't often let himself go. But the chanting went on for the entire match.

"We asked three times to do something but it just went on. The solution? The match can be stopped but they need to have an idea when.

"After four announcements? Three? Four? The players were agitated, nervous. And this is not good for Italian football. And playing with a mentality that isn't calm, it's inevitable."

 

 

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1 minute ago, ...Dan said:

 

Fair enough. Swift change of the title xD.

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The bare minimum of what should have been done. The match should have been suspended though.

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Ban the wanky ultras at all clubs. They seem to be nothing more than idiots with antiquated views and opinions dressed in Stone Island coats. I mean, the Lazio idiots saying women shouldn’t be in the stadium and people abusing people because of their skin colour, its just ridiculous. 

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9 minutes ago, Smiley Culture said:

Ban the wanky ultras at all clubs. They seem to be nothing more than idiots with antiquated views and opinions dressed in Stone Island coats. I mean, the Lazio idiots saying women shouldn’t be in the stadium and people abusing people because of their skin colour, its just ridiculous. 

Agreed on most, but they said the ladies shouldn't be in the Ultras sector where the main core of the Ultras stand.

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Moronic scumbags getting into positions high up in society really is depressing. Idiots vote for politicians that allow them not to think.

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Football needs the 22 players to walk off the pitch instead of leaving it to the player being abused to walk off.

The reaction of the people in power has been disgraceful and will only continue to empower these people.

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As always, football is just a reflection of society as a whole and Italy's problems come straight from the 'top' of their government.

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Has Italy ever been ever been open to foreigners in its history? Dating back to pre-Roman times the peninsula has always been tribal and xenophobic, I’ve read that over the last several thousand years, Italy has seen the least amount of chnage in their genetics of all Europe. Even today their is a north/south divide.  Anyone expecting Italy to be open immigration of foreign races and ideologies is naive. If someone is stabbed for being ‘terrone’, imagine being more of an outsider.

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15 hours ago, Spike said:

Has Italy ever been ever been open to foreigners in its history? Dating back to pre-Roman times the peninsula has always been tribal and xenophobic, I’ve read that over the last several thousand years, Italy has seen the least amount of chnage in their genetics of all Europe. Even today their is a north/south divide.  Anyone expecting Italy to be open immigration of foreign races and ideologies is naive. If someone is stabbed for being ‘terrone’, imagine being more of an outsider.

It does seem to be true that Italy has a peculiar difficulty about accepting immigrants and difference. Perhaps a relic of the Roman times in the sense that they see themselves as the architects of civilisation, almost in its entirety? Mussolini went to great lengths to emphasise Italy's Roman heritage and fascism thrived on people's pompous pride. It's sad, Italy is a wonderful country in so many ways but it's modern economic weakness only helps the festering, traditional bigotries. Don't forget the quasi-racism that the North displays against the South, with the more swarthy southerners being treated as inferior for generations.

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