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Juventus were banned from the stadium for their next home game. Italian Cup After some fans chanted racist chants at Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku was shown a second yellow card after holding his finger to his lips to silence the crowd in Tuesday’s first leg draw with Inter 1-1.

Lukaku was suspended by the Italian league referee on Thursday in the second leg of the semi-final on April 26.

Lukaku’s actions angered the opposing team and the game ended in a brawl between the two teams, with Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado and Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic also sent off.

Cuadrado was suspended for three matches while Handanovic was suspended for one match. Each player was fined $11,000.

The south end of the Allianz Stadium will be closed for Juventus’ first home game in next season’s Coppa Italia.

Andrea Agnelli resigned from the board of Juventus FC

Juventus have said they will cooperate with the authorities to identify the fans responsible, with Lukaku’s management company reacting angrily to the centre-forward’s yellow card.

Michael Yormark, president of Roc Nation Sports International, said: “The Italian authorities should use this opportunity to address racism instead of punishing the victim.”

Lukaku, who is black, has been subjected to racist chants on several occasions during his two spells at Inter.

In the first leg of the other semi-final, Fiorentina defeated Cremonese 2-0.

The final is scheduled for May 24 in Rome.

Lukaku’s incident comes at a time of heightened racism. European football Following the stability during the corona virus epidemic.

Also on Thursday, Leipzig defender Benjamin Heinrich posted hateful messages, including racist abuse, on Instagram following his side’s 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup.

Referring to Wednesday’s victory, Heinrich posted a video saying, “I’ll show you what my DMs look like,” before posting a series of threatening and abusive messages on TikTok.

Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku, left, and Juventus' Juan Cuadrado argue following the Coppa Italia semi-final first leg soccer match at Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, April 4, 2023.

Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku, left, and Juventus’ Juan Cuadrado argue following the Coppa Italia semi-final first leg soccer match at Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, April 4, 2023. (Fabio Ferrari/LaPresse via AP)

One message contained only monkey emoticons, another called him the N-word, and another threatened to “find you and your family.”

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Heinrich, 26, who is black, was born in Germany and He played seven games for the country’s national football team.

Back in Italy, Lazio were hit with a partial stadium ban this week after some of their fans chanted anti-Semitic chants against Roma during the city’s derby last month.

The Serie A referee ordered the Curva Nord, the north end of the Stadio Olimpico, home to Lazio’s hard-core “ultra” fans, to be closed for the match, but suspended the punishment in light of Lazio’s decision to impose three life bans on the participants. The audience.

Lazio will be forced to serve a one-match partial stadium ban in addition to any new fines if there is another incident of fan misconduct next year.

A fan who wore a shirt referencing Adolf Hitler at the derby and two fans who displayed the Roman salute associated with fascism have been banned for life by Lazio.

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In Spain on Tuesday, Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior testified that he would not accept an apology from a Mallorca fan accused of racial slurs during a Spanish league match.

Vinicius, 22, has been bullied since coming to Spain five years ago. The Spanish league, one of the parties accused of the Mallorca fan, has made several formal complaints to the authorities over insults directed at the Brazilian, some of which have been closed.

The league recently increased the number of monitors at games to spot foul play when Vinicius is playing.

After he started celebrating his goals by dancing, the attacks on the Brazilian increased.

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