Cagliari to face no punishment for fans’ racist abuse of Kean

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Serie A side Cagliari will face no punishment for their fans’ racist abuse of Juventus youngster Moise Kean last month.

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The decision was announced by the league’s office on Tuesday, accompanied by a statement which read in part:

“It emerged the chants in question, although certainly reprehensible, had an objectively limited relevance to race.”

In other words, they were only a little racist; they weren’t racist enough.

The chants were present throughout the entirety of Juve’s 2-0 victory and only grew more intense after Kean scored his side’s second goal and celebrated defiantly, unwilling to be intimidated or silenced.