The Senegalese defender of Naples Kalidou Koulibaly was again the target of racist insults at the end of the match in Bergamo against Atalanta (3-1), on Sunday, a slip against which the Bergamo club promised to act.

“Any behavior that does not comply with the principles of civility and education, which have always been defended by this club, will be fought with force,” Atalanta promised on Monday on its website.

A video circulated on social networks on Sunday where racist insults addressed to Koulibaly were audible as he left the lawn after the meeting.

The Senegalese defender has already been the target of such behavior several times this season, notably in Florence and more recently in Verona.

Kalidou Koulibaly was again the victim of racist insults last weekend, against Atalanta.

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Too many facts for so few penalties

He received the support of the Senegalese Federation: "As in their sad habits, some "bergamaschi" supporters have again repeated their human nonsense by uttering despicable and racist insults vis-à-vis our captain and leader Kalidou Koulibaly, "said she wrote on her Twitter account, saying that "these brainless idiots have no place in a stadium".

The return of spectators to the stands this season, after a year of almost complete games behind closed doors due to the pandemic, has been accompanied by the return of racist incidents in Italy.

In addition to Koulibaly, his Nigerian teammate Victor Osimhen and the French goalkeeper of AC Milan Mike Maignan have notably been the target of racist cries.

Despite this, sanctions remain rare in the face of a phenomenon that is nevertheless endemic in Italy.

In October, the captain of the Italian team, the Tuscan Giorgio Chiellini, had confided his “shame” after the insults having targeted Koulibaly in Florence.


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