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The AC Milan boss has called for the problem to be stamped out for the benefit of the game's young fans following abuse directed at Mario Balotelli last week

Massimiliano Allegri has condemned the racist chanting from Fiorentina fans directed towards Mario Balotelli last week, and called on the sport to eradicate the issue.

Balotelli was subjected to abusive chants during the 2-2 at Artemio Franchi last Sunday, and the AC Milan boss has urged for the problem to be brought to an end in order to encourage younger fans to attend matches.

“I heard them [the chants] and I hope that last Sunday was the last time it happens. If we want to bring families and children to the stadium, things have to change." Allegri said at a press conference.

Allegri then praised his side for coming back from a poor start to their campaign, insisting that its strong finish to the season bodes well for the future.

"We got 58 points after a disastrous start to the season and that’s thanks to the players. They now have the chance to get into next season’s Champions League. We played well against Chievo and against Fiorentina we made some mistakes that we shouldn’t have. The team will grow as a result of that. We should think now that we’re ahead of Fiorentina, Inter, Lazio and Roma."

Milan can take a giant stride towards returning to the Champions League with a win against Napoli on Sunday, but Allegri feels Italian sides must be patient in their efforts to challenge for Europe's top honor following the dominant display of Spanish and German sides this season.

“At the moment, the Spanish and the German leagues are ahead of the Italian and the English leagues. We have to be patient. We played well and forced Barcelona to play a really great game. When Milan gets knocked out of Europe, it gets more coverage as the team has won a lot in European competitions. Now the Spanish and the Germans are ahead of us for various reasons and we have to accept that."

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