A Juventus fan who racially abused AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan during their Serie A match has been identified. The man was caught by security cameras in the Allianz Stadium. He was reported to the police and expelled from the Juventus fan club. The incident took place during the warm-up with Maignan making a lengthy post about it on Instagram. Ivan Gazidis, AC Milan CEO recently posted in support of victims of racist abuse.
“We learned that one of our members, in the Juventus-Milan pre-match, was responsible for unacceptable and shameful behaviors (which do not even deserve mention), which had great media coverage.” Juventus fan club issued a statement after the racist abuse received by AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan. “The Juventus Club Castagnaro firmly dissociates itself from such behaviors and harshly condemns them, no ifs and buts. We cannot accept that attitudes of this kind are combined with the name of our club, which does not represent us in any way, on the contrary, they offend our history and the name of Gaetano Scirea, whom we have chosen precisely for the values it represents.”
“We acknowledge that we cannot hope to solve a problem such as racism in our society, or even the world of football, alone.” AC Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis said. “However, we must all continue to spread messages of hope and optimism and understand that every small action, every individual’s attitude, and every repetition of these messages, can help to contribute to positive change.”
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