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Italian Club, AC Milan, Sets Up Anti-Racism Task Force

Jayfred Ugo

Jayfred Ugo

An Italian football pundit was suspended from a television show with TopCalcio24, a television network in Italy, for using a racist remark when praising the performances of Lukaku.

To that effect, Italian giants, AC Milan, have now set aside a panel which will launch an anti-racism task force to tackle the colour discrimination in Italian football.

The Anti-Racism Taskforce initiative has been in the works for months now by AC Milan, but after several high-profile incidents in Italian football, the seven-time UEFA League champions had to hasten the process.

The task force commemorated their duties at the Derby Della Madonnina against bitter rivals, Inter Milan, on Saturday. The contest was rebranded for the Milan Derby club as "Derby Against Racism."

The Rossoneri club aims to demonstrate their solidarity with some of the most high-profile targets of the negative behaviour. The affected players include AC Milan midfielder, Franck Kessie, and Inter Milan forward, Romelu Lukaku. They have both suffered racist abuse during their respective matches this September.

Romelu Lukaku of Inter Milan
Romelu Lukaku of Inter Milan
Kessie, AC Milan midfielder
Kessie, AC Milan midfielder

Last season, former Juventus youngster, Moise Kean, was subject to racist abuse. The Serie A club, Cagliari, has allegedly produced the most section of racist fans. The Italian league is also looking to investigate the case.