Liverpool’s Salah expresses support for Koulibaly after racist chants

Ahmad Hassan, Friday 28 Dec 2018

Inter Milan v Napoli
Serie A - Inter Milan v Napoli - San Siro, Milan, Italy - December 26, 2018 Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez scores their first goal REUTERS

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has shown solidarity with Napoli’s Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly after the latter was subjected to discriminatory chants in his side’s Serie A game against Inter Milan at San Siro on Wednesday.

“There’s no place for racism in football. There’s no place for racism anywhere at all,” the Egypt international posted on social media.

Napoli’s boss Carlo Ancelotti said some of Inter fans produced animal-like noises throughout the game and stressed that if this happens again, the team “will stop playing and leave the pitch.”

The mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala, posted an apology to the player on his Facebook page.

In the aftermath of Wednesday’s incident, Inter will be forced to feature in their next two home games behind closed doors.

Koulibaly also received a two-match ban after he was sent off in the 81st minute for sarcastically applauding the referee.

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