Serie A

Totti ends 25-year career in dramatic Roma win

Francesco Totti was in tears after the game as he received a framed number 10 with fans holding up signs with his famous number (Image credit: Getty Images)

Francesco Totti was in tears after a presentation to mark the final appearance of his 25-year Roma career. The 40-year-old forward, who has scored 307 goals in 786 games for his only club, came on in the 54th minute in the win over Genoa to a standing ovation. Roma won the game 3-2, with Diego Perotti’s last-minute winner securing a ...

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Manchester United want to sign Radja Nainggolan this summer

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Manchester United have entered the race to sign Belgium and Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan. Sky Sports News HQ understands United are keen to trump Chelsea in their efforts to sign the 29-year old, one of the most sought-after midfield talents in Europe. We understand United’s interest is at an early stage and no deal has been agreed. Last year Chelsea ...

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Sulley Muntari will support player boycott in protest over racist abuse

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Sulley Muntari has said he would be the “No.1” supporter of any organized player boycott in protest against what he believes are increasing incidents of racism in the sport. Last week the Ghana midfielder, who plays for top-flight Italian team Pescara, said he was “treated like a criminal” after receiving a one-match ban, which was later rescinded, for objecting to ...

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Taricone Fights For Muntari

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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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