Cagliari Escape Sanctions For Fans’ Racial Abuse Of Moise Kean

Serie A has decided not to sanction Cagliari for their fans’ racist abuse of Moise Kean despite admitting their actions were “reprehensible”.

The Juventus forward, 19, suffered racist abuse from the stands during his side’s 2-0 win at Cagliari on 2 April.

He held his arms out after scoring Juve’s second as they won the match 2-0.

The celebration appeared to be in reaction to the chants and he was then subjected to further abuse.

His team-mate Blaise Matuidi threatened to walk off during the match as he was also on the receiving end of abuse.

But Juve manager Massimiliano Allegri and defender Leonardo Bonucci both said Kean should take some of the blame for the way he celebrated.

“He shouldn’t have celebrated in that manner,” said Allegri. “He is a young man and he has to learn, but certain things from the crowd also shouldn’t be heard.”

Italy international Bonucci – who scored the opening goal – told Sky Sport Italia: “I think the blame is 50-50. Moise should not have done that and the Curva [fans] should not have reacted in that way.”

Serie A released a statement on Tuesday saying it had decided not to sanction Cagliari over the incident.

“The chants, even if they were reprehensible, objectively had a limited relevance to the game, even considering the perception,” the statement read. “The decision is not to apply sanctions to Cagliari.”

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