Juventus teenager Moise Kean was subject to racial abuse after the youngster scored the second goal vs Cagliari.
The youngster had received a lot of stick from the fans all throughout the game, so when he scored as part of the celebration, Moise Kean chose to stand front of the Cagliari fans with his arms stretched out wide.
This though did not go down too well with the supporters and section of them were heard hurling racial abuses at the Juventus teen.
While in a normal scenario, anyone in their proper sense would come out in support of Moise Kean but enough his own teammate, Leonardo Bonucci has come out to claim the situation was 50-50.
“[The blame] should be split 50-50,” Bonucci said, according to the Guardian.
“He (Kean) needs to be contained and only think about celebrating with the team.”
And these weird comments from the Juventus defender has not gone down to well with a number of players coming out in support of Moise Kean and some have even chosen to call out Bonucci for his controversial remarks.
But keeping all these aside perhaps the biggest question that some people are now asking is the fact that will Italian football ever be able to kick out racism?
If UEFA decides to follow the advice of FA chairman Greg Clarke.
Just about 24 hours before the Moise Kean incident happened, the Football Association chairman had a proposal regarding the handling of racism in Europe.
These suggestions were made primarily after what the England national team suffered while playing against Montenegro. But clearly, the UEFA should now look into it after what the Juventus teenager has suffered.
Here’s what Clarke has proposed:
“When Uefa’s three-step protocol came out, it was a watershed moment,” said Clarke(as reported by the Guardian).
“But like every policy, it needs to evolve. The protocol asks the referee to stop the match if ‘racist behaviour is of a strong magnitude and intensity’. I don’t now think that is good enough and we should take this opportunity to revisit these thresholds.
“The young men and women who take to the field representing our clubs and countries not only deserve but should be entitled to play their football in a safe environment entirely free from racial abuse.
“There should be no judgment call on whether something is of a strong magnitude. Racism is racism.
“I understand the protocol was designed for mass chanting, but receiving a torrent of vile, racist abuse from one person when you are taking a throw-in or a corner is wholly unacceptable, too,
“So we should look again at our definitions to make sure the protocol covers this because this needs to stop.”
So basically, the current protocol dictates that the referee can stop a match if the foul chants from supporters are of a large magnitude.
But as per Greg Clarke, UEFA should lower that bar and give referees control even if a small group of fans are making racial slurs – just like in case of Juventus teenager Moise Kean.