Juventus forward, Moise Kean has stood by his goal celebration, saying it was the best way to answer racism.
NAN reports that some had blamed the goal celebration by the 19-year-old who suffered alleged racist attack in Tuesday’s Serie A match at Cagliari.
Meanwhile, European football’s anti-discrimination watchdog FARE described racism in football as the “Italian epidemic” and said there had been an alarming rise in incidents.
Kean, who had been jeered throughout the game, turned in Rodrigo Bentancur’s cross with five minutes left to complete a 2-0 win for runaway Serie A leaders, Juve.
He then stood in front of the Cagliari fans behind the goal and opened his arms.
In response, Cagliari’s supporters made the noise which is described in Italy as “buu” and is regarded as a racist insult.
Although, some fans have argued it is a noise made simply to annoy opposing players, regardless of race.
Kean later posted a picture of the celebration with the message: “The best way to respond to racism” while his teammate, France midfielder Blaise Matuidi, posted the same picture with the message: “Black and White. #notoracism.”
There was no official comment on Wednesday from either club.
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