A Serie A sporting judge has ordered teenage Juventus star, to pay a fine of €2,000 fine for diving in the match between the Seria A champions and Cagliari on Tuesday.
Similarly, the judge has demanded further investigation of the alleged racism faced by two black players, Moise Kean and Blaise Matuidi, during the match which ended 2-0 in favour of Juventus.
With Kean emerging a victim of alleged racist abuse during the contest as Cagliari fans were accused of directing monkey chants at the forward and the 19-year-old celebrating scoring Juventus’s goal by standing in silence and staring at the crowd, the league’s organising body has been forced to step in.
After reading the official match report of the referee and the federal prosecutor’s office, Serie
A sporting judge, Gerardo Mastrandea has deemed further investigation necessary to determine when the players were subjected to the alleged racist abuse and how large of a group perpetrated it.
“Additional investigations and new elements are required by the competent bodies,” Mastrandea said in a statement.
“It is necessary to clarify in which phase of the game the players were the target of chants of racial discrimination and what size and real perception they had.”
It is not the first time Cagliari fans have been accused of racism.
Matuidi claimed he was subjected to racist abuse at the same stadium last season.
In 2017, Sulley Muntari walked off the field against Cagliari in protest of racist abuse and although it was later determined that fans shouted racist insults at the Ghanaian, no punishment was eventually handed out because it was deemed to have emanated from a minority of supporters and the world is watching what will happen this time.