Juventus sanctioned for racist chants against Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly

Kalidou Koulibaly Napoli

Serie A leaders Juventus have been ordered to close a part of their stadium for their next home game against Genoa on October 20.

The directive comes as a punishment for Massimiliano Allegri’s side after their supporters made racist and anti-territorial chants towards Napoli during their 3-1 win on Saturday.

The Tribuna Sud section of the Allianz Stadium will be closed after the insult was detected around the seating sector and they were also fined €10,000 for racial insults aimed at Kalidou Koulibaly in the 51st minute of the encounter.

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"There were repeated remarks of a territorially insulting manner coming from the large majority of fans in the specified sector, and which could be heard throughout the stadium," reads the Lega Serie A's weekly disciplinary report.

"Furthermore, in the sixth minute of the second half, a chant of a clearly racially insulting nature aimed at Napoli player [Kalidou] Koulibaly. It was also heard and since it was not the first time the same player and group of fans had been subject to such chants in Turin, the first and second rings of the Tribuna Sud must be closed for one match."

Koulibaly has been a subject of racial abuse in the Italian top-flight for a while with Atalanta the last club handed a one-game stand closure in January after the Senegal international was racially abused at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia.

Meanwhile, Napoli were also handed a €15,000 fine after a fan removed a seat and threw it into the area occupied by Juventus fans at the Allianz Stadium.

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