Cristiano Ronaldo demands 'education' after Kalidou Koulibaly allegedly subjected to monkey chants

Cristiano Ronaldo demands 'education' after Kalidou Koulibaly allegedly subjected to monkey chants

Kalidou Koulibaly, the powerhouse Napoli central defender pursued by Manchester United and Chelsea, is at the centre of a racism storm that has rocked Italian football and threatens to push the player closer to the Premier League.

A last minute goal from Lautaro Martinez eventually gave Inter a 1-0 win in the 91st minute.

Carlo Ancelotti said he asked the ref to delay the match against Inter three times due to monkey chants directed at Kalidou Koulibaly.

Ancelotti claimed there were three separate warnings issued in the stadium but that the abuse continued regardless.

He has since taken to Twitter to post a powerful message, assuring he is proud of who he is, saying: "I regret the defeat and especially to have left my brothers!"

"I apologize to Kalido Koulibaly, on behalf of me and the healthy in Milan who want to testify that you can feel brotherhood despite the hard times we live in". "But I am proud of the colour of my skin; to be French, Senegalese, Neapolitan: a man".

Pavel Klymenko, of the anti-discrimination body Football Against Racism in Europe, says the latest racist against against Koulibaly is a big test for those in charge of the Italian game.

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After Koulibaly had been shown a second yellow card, his teammates tried to explain to referee Paolo Mazzoleni that the 27-year-old defender's reaction was aimed more at the fans than at the official.

Cardona said he will request that Inter fans be banned from traveling to away games for the rest of the season and that the northern end of the San Siro, where Inter's "ultra" fans are based, be closed until March 31.

The Italian Football Association are considering suspending Serie A after their historic Boxing Day fixtures ended in tragedy and controversy. There was a unusual atmosphere, as we asked three times for play to be suspended, they had announcements with the speaker three times.

'Koulibaly was certainly irritable.

He told Corriere del Mezzogirono: "Mourinho wanted him, we rejected £95 million".

"After four announcements? Three? Next time we'll stop the match by leaving the pitch, even if that means maybe forfeiting the match".

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