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Serie A Could Be Suspended After Inter Milan Fan Dies Ahead Of Match Which Saw Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly Racially Abused By Supporters

Serie A Could Be Suspended After Inter Milan Fan Dies Ahead Of Match Which Saw Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly Racially Abused By Supporters
12/27/2018
Serie A could be suspended after an Inter Milan supporter died from his injuries following a fight with Napoli fans.



Italian FA president Gabriele Gravina has threatened to stop league games from taking place following the tragic incident. 

According to Football Italia, the supporter was hit by a van approximately one hour before kick-off.

It is added that the vehicle reportedly belonged to Napoli fans and the 35-year-old, known as Daniele Belardinelli, was taken into emergency surgery. However, the Inter fan would be pronounced dead after succumbing to his injuries.

It follows on from another incident where four Napoli fans were stabbed outside of the San Siro, which happened before and during the match.

Football Italia reports that authorities have released some details on the incident, which includes a 43-year-old man being rushed to the hospital to receive stitches for 'abdominal wounds.'

Inter Milan defeated Napoli 1-0 thanks to Lautaro Martínez's late winner.

However, Napoli centre back Kalidou Koulibaly was subjected to racial abuse during the match and was later sent off.

Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti has already said that his side would not accept this kind of behaviour in the future, saying that he would be willing to forfeit future matches should it happen again.

He told Sky Sport Italia:

I asked the referee for information on the red cards and nothing else.

Those incidents rather decided the match, as we had done very well in the second half and were pushing hard.

We even had the chance to win it when [we were] down to 10 men, but tempers were a little raised at the end.

There was a strange atmosphere, as we asked three times for play to be suspended, they had announcements with the speaker three times.

Koulibaly was certainly irritable. Usually, he is very calm and professional, but he was subjected to monkey noises throughout the game.

We asked three times for some action to be taken, but the match continued. We keep being told play can be halted, but when? After four or five announcements?

Maybe we have to take matters into our own hands next time and stop play ourselves. They'll probably make us forfeit the game if we walk off, but we are prepared to do it.

It's not good for Italian football, seeing this.
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