Roma striker Edin Dzeko states racism in soccer is more widespread than he anticipated before going to Serie A.
Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku was subjected to monkey chants in the crowd through Inter’s 2-1 win over Cagliari month.
This season, now Everton ahead Moise Kean was racially abused by Cagliari lovers while playing for Juventus, while slurs were also directed at Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly last year from Inter supporters during a Boxing Day match.
“I think (racism) is a larger problem than, maybe, in different nations, especially in England,” Dzeko told Sky Sports News.
“But for the benefit of the other gamers, these things need to stop and the federation is able to observe this too and try to prevent it in any way possible.”
Lukaku demanded prompt actions to be taken after he had been exposed to racist chanting. Dzeko echoed his opinion, calling to perform to safeguard players.
“I do not know exactly what to say about this. Even today, these things occurring which is definitely not a terrific thing,” he added.
“I know, when I was playing in England, it is much enhanced. There’s definitely less and less racism there.
“But I think in Italy, it is far more than expected. I believe, too, it has to come in the federation, they need to look after the players. That’s the only way.
“If you listen to someone, you simply ban him in the stadium. They cannot come anymore. We do not those racist people at the stadiums.”
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