It is the great multiplex of the most filthy human stupidity… After the facts of physical violence in certain stadiums of France since the beginning of the season, it is the turn of Italy to make speak about it for insults racist.

On the sidelines of the Juventus-AC Milan match on Sunday, French goalkeeper Mike Maignan was indeed accompanied throughout his warm-up by monkey cries descended from the Turin turn.

While the Old Lady let it be known that she had opened an investigation to flush out these pseudonym Nazi supporters, the former Lille rampart published a strong message on social networks.

What does the player trained at PSG say?

He calls for "global action" on the part of football authorities and public authorities throughout Europe.

“Sunday evening, at the Allianz Stadium, Juventus supporters targeted me with insults and racist cries, wrote the second goalkeeper of the France team on Twitter.

What do you want me to say?

That racism is bad and that these supporters are stupid?

It is not about that.

I am neither the first nor the last player to have this happen.

As long as we treat these events as "isolated incidents" and do not take global action, history is bound to repeat itself over and over and over again.


- Mike Maignan (@mmseize) September 21, 2021

Tiémoué Bakayoko also targeted by racist insults in Rome

"We need to be more numerous and to be all united in this battle for society which goes beyond football," he continued. In the instances, do the people who decide know what it feels like to hear insults and cries relegating us to the rank of animals? Do they know what it does for our families, for our loved ones who see it and who do not understand that it could still happen in 2021? […] I am not a "victim" of racism. I am Mike, standing, black and proud. As long as we can give voice to change things, we will. "

Historically faced with this problem of racism, Serie A is still struggling to look at itself in a mirror and act globally to put an end to this scourge in the stands.

Before Maignan, another Frenchman, in this case Tiémoué Bakayoko had already had to undergo such treatment during the match against Lazio.

The player had also denounced these facts on his Instagram account.

And there too an investigation was opened by the Federation.


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