Tag Archives: Serie A

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top-flight Italian team Pescara, said he was “treated like a criminal” after receiving a one-match ban, which was later rescinded, for objecting to ...

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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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“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FIFPro demand that Sulley Muntari’s yellow card is rescinded after he was racially abused, but the Italian authorities opted to penalise the player rather than Cagliari.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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Sulley Muntari walks off field during Pescara’s game at Cagliari due to racial abuse

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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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Kwadwo Asamoah starts talks for contract extension with Juventus

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Juventus have started talks with Ghana ace Kwadwo Asamoah over a possible contract extension, Citi Sports understands. Asamoah’s current deal runs out next year June and the Bianconeri want to extend his stay at the club. The Ghana international has battled injuries the last two seasons but has done enough this term to convince all and sundry that he is ...

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Serie A: Juventus edge Sampdoria 1-0

Juan Cuadrado is in his second loan spell at Juventus (Image credit: Getty Images)

Juan Cuadrado’s early header gave Juventus a narrow win over Sampdoria as the champions went 10 points clear at the top of Serie A. The Colombia winger, who is on a three-year loan from Chelsea, met Kwadwo Asamoah’s seventh-minute cross with a diving header. The only negative for Juventus was a first-half injury to Argentina forward Paulo Dybala. Earlier, Napoli ...

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Juventus win in Allegri’s 100th game in charge

Gonzalo Higuain is level with Roma Edin Dzeko at the top of the Serie A scoring chart - on 18 goals (Image credit: EPA)

Gonzalo Higuain scored two as Juventus marked boss Max Allegri’s 100th Serie A match in charge with a win that leaves them seven points clear at the top. Higuain dinked a shot past Cagliari keeper Rafael from Claudio Marchisio’s pass before half-time. He later slid Paulo Dybala’s pass under Rafael early in the second half to become this season’s joint ...

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Kwadwo Asamoah reaches 200 Serie A games

Ghanaian international Kwadwo Asamoah featured in his 200th Italian Serie A game on Sunday when Juventus beat Bologna 3-0 at the Juventus Stadium. Asamoah’s career in Italy started in 2008 with Udinese but he made his first appearance in January 2009 when Udinese drew 1-1 with Sampdoria. He has gone on to make a combined 199 more for Udinese and ...

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