Chievo charge Marconi with racism

Tue 22 December 2020 | 21:59

The Nigeria international has reportedly been singled out by the attacker, who was not punished by the officials.

Serie B club


reported that

Joel Obi

was racially assaulted by a


player, who allegedly made an insulting "slave" remark to the former Inter man.

After the game, Chievo accused

Michele Marconi

of directing racial abuse at Obi on the pitch.

"Following the racist phrase 'the slave revolt'

said by the Pisa player Michele Marconi to the midfielder Joel Obi during the first half of the Pisa - Chievo Verona match, the club expresses the utmost solidarity towards its player, the subject of a slanderous and bleak phrase, which has nothing to do with the most elementary and basic values ​​of sport, ethics and respect," the club wrote on its official website following




"AC Chievo Verona strongly condemns and stigmatizes the racist behavior suffered by Joel Obi, and regrets that a phrase heard by most on the field was not followed by any disciplinary measures: neither by the referee, nor by the assistant and fourth official, nor the federal prosecutor.

"AC Chievo Verona, always a staunch supporter of the values ​​of ethics, respect and fair play - will continue to remain at the forefront of the fight against any form of racism or violence, on and off any playing field."

Neither Pisa nor Marconi have commented on the issue.

source: SportMob

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