In a bid to end and discourage racism, the league’s disciplinary commission has fined Verona 12,000 euros ($12,200) for insulting chants directed at e Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, Newspremises reports.
Osimhen was subjected to racist chants by some section of the home fans inside the Marc’ Antonio Bentegodi Stadium.
Napoli won the thrilling encounter 5-2 with the Nigeria international scoring once and also grabbing an assist.
“it was decided to sanction Hellas Verona club with a fine of 12,000 euros for making its followers, during the match, repeatedly sing insulting choirs of a territorial matrix towards the opposing team (Napoli),” reads a statement released by the Federal Prosecutor’s office.
Osimhen has been subjected to racist chants by opposing fans since his arrival in Italy in 2022 from Ligue 1 club, Lille.
Several black players have faced similar insults from fans in Italy despite efforts by authorities to clamp down on the menace.