Juventus’ Dušan Vlahović racially abused by Atalanta fans

Juventus striker Dušan Vlahović was racially abused by some Atalanta fans during the Bianconeri’s 2-0 win over La Dea and the scenes turned out to be quite ugly.

Vlahović came on late in the game in Bergamo when Juve were 1-0 up against Atalanta. He was constantly subjected to racist chanting by Atalanta fans and referee Daniele Doveri had stopped the game in stoppage time once to make sure that the chanting stopped. The stadium announcers made no intimation to the fans to stop the chanting and they restarted by the time the game began once again.

Doveri had stopped the game the second time but had to restart. As a result, the game stretched on beyond the allotted stoppage time minutes and Vlahović scored in stoppage time. The Serbian silenced the crowd as a celebration but the chanting continued, leaving members of the Juventus staff and Leonardo Bonucci enraged.

This is one of the many racist incidents that have put a blot on Serie A in recent weeks.




Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN


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