Serie A

Taricone Fights For Muntari


The Honorary Consul of Ghana to Italy, Massimiliano Colasuonno Taricone, played a key role in overturning the one match ban on Ghana  and Pescara midfielder Sulley Muntari. Muntari was handed a match ban after protesting racial chants and prejudice against him during Seria A encounter a week ago. The former AC Milan man’s ban attracted international attention resulting in the meeting ...

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Medhi Benatia: Juventus player stops interview after hearing ‘racist’ insult

Medhi Benatia joined Juventus on a season-long loan from Bayern Munich last July (Image credit: Getty Images)

Juventus’ Morocco defender Medhi Benatia cut short a post-match television interview after claiming to hear a racist insult in his earpiece. The France-born player, 30, was speaking to Italian broadcaster Rai after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Torino. “What stupid person is speaking?” said Benatia before ending the interview. The incident comes a week after another Serie A player, Pescara’s Sulley ...

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Sulley Muntari one-match ban overturned

Sulley Muntari has had spells with Portsmouth and Sunderland (Image credit: EPA)

Sulley Muntari has had the one-match ban he received after protesting against racist abuse overturned. The Pescara midfielder left the field after being booked in Sunday’s Serie A game at Cagliari for complaining of being abused. Ex-Tottenham striker Garth Crooks called on players in Italy to strike in protest against Muntari’s punishment. The Italian Football Federation said it had considered ...

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Godfred Donsah willing to strike to show solidarity with Muntari

Donsah spent two seasons with Cagliari

Bologna and Ghana midfielder Godfred Donsah says he is “100%” willing to go on strike to show solidarity with Sulley Muntari. Pescara midfielder Muntari, 32, was given a one-game ban after he protested against racist abuse he received from the crowd at Cagliari on Sunday. The Serie A disciplinary committee said not enough fans took part in the abuse to ...

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“Muntari racism saga has destroyed Italy’s football image”- Italy FA’s anti-racism chief

Ghanaian Sulley Muntari

Italian football’s reputation around the world has been damaged by the Sulley Muntari affair, the Italian Football Federation’s anti-racism advisor says. Fiona May said the decision to uphold the Pescara midfielder’s punishment for protesting against racism while taking no action against fans had “sent a bad message”. She added she would strike in protest if she were a player. “I’m ...

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FIFPro to Italian League: ‘Rescind Muntari card’


FIFPro demand that Sulley Muntari’s yellow card is rescinded after he was racially abused, but the Italian authorities opted to penalise the player rather than Cagliari. The incident occurred during Sunday’s 1-0 home win for the Sardinians over Muntari’s Pescara. The Ghana midfielder heard racist chants from a small group in the crowd and, when he urged the referee to ...

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Sulley Muntari punished by Italian FA in racism probe


Sulley Ali Muntari has been suspended by the Disciplinary Commission for walking off during Cagliari-Pescara due to racist insults, but Inter and Lazio have suspended bans. The incident caused huge controversy in Serie A and beyond, as the midfielder was booked by the referee for dissent. The Ghana international then became angry and walked off the field, as the official ...

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Sulley Muntari walks off field during Pescara’s game at Cagliari due to racial abuse

Sulley Ali Muntari

Pescara midfielder Sulley Muntari was booked and walked off the field in protest at alleged racist abuse from the Cagliari fans. The incident occurred during the 1-0 defeat to Cagliari at the Stadio Sant’Elia. The Ghana international was furious and protested against referee Daniele Minelli, visibly agitated and slapping the skin on his own arm to make the point. It ...

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AC Milan: Silvio Berlusconi sells Italian giants to Chinese investors

AC Milan won 29 trophies during Berlusconi's tenure (Image credit: Rex Features)

Chinese investors Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux have completed the £628m (740m euro) takeover of AC Milan, promising “significant capital increases”. The Serie A club have been owned by former Italy prime minister Silvio Berlusconi since 1986. In that time they won eight league titles and five European Cups. However, Milan have not won Serie A since 2011 and finished seventh, ...

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Paulo Dybala extends Juventus stay until 2022

Dybala scored twice against Barcelona in their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday (Image credit: Rex Features)

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has signed a contract extension with the Italian champions until 2022. The 23-year-old Argentina international has 16 goals for the club this season and was linked with a move away. He joined Juve for £23m from Palermo on a five-year deal in June 2015 and won the double in his first season. “I’ve always just wanted ...

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