Catania coach Sinisa Mihajlovic has launched a tirade against Roma supporters after the former Lazio player was subjected to racist abuse during last night’s Coppa Italia clash at the Stadio Olimpico.
“I don’t really care about the chants aimed at me,” he said during a press conference.
“But racism is not just a black and white thing. This was not the first time that the Romanisti have called me a ‘gypsy’. That’s racist too.
“However, that’s not a problem for me, as I feel ‘gypsy’ inside. This thing does not concern me. I’d be more worried if they ignored me…”
Nine-man Catania crashed out of the Coppa Italia as a Daniele De Rossi strike proved enough to send a dominant Roma through to the semi-finals, but Mihajlovic is adamant it will be no walk in the park for the Lupi when the Sicilians return to the Eternal City on February 21 on league duty.
“It will be a completely different affair in three weeks,” he mused.
“Even though we left several important players behind, we go out with our heads high.”