Inter suspended for more racist chants

March 20, 2019

AC Milan’s Franck Kessie (left) fights for the ball with Inter Milan’s Matias Vecino during a Serie A match between AC Milan and Inter Milan, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, March 17, 2019.
AC Milan’s Franck Kessie (left) fights for the ball with Inter Milan’s Matias Vecino during a Serie A match between AC Milan and Inter Milan, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, March 17, 2019.

(AP):

Inter Milan have been handed a suspended sentence of having one of their stands closed for a match after their fans were again found guilty of racist chanting.

The Italian league says in a statement that "A significant per cent" of supporters in the stand in question were heard racially abusing AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie during Sunday's derby victory, in the seventh and 39th minutes of the first half.

The sentence will be suspended for a year but will be added on to any additional punishment if Inter's fans commit more racist abuse during that period.

It is the second time this season that Inter have been sanctioned for racial abuse.

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