The Italian Football League has decided to close a stand at the Atalanta Bergamo stadium during a match, following discriminatory attacks on the Serbian striker of Juventus Turin Dusan Vlahovic.
According to the statement of decisions of the Disciplinary Committee of the League, Vlahovic, author of the second goal of the victory of the Bianconeri (2-0), was the target of insults on several occasions at the end of the meeting from some “80% of the 9,000 occupants” of the north corner of Gewiss Stadium.
These cries, the report says, were repeated despite the intervention of Atalanta players and “whistles of disapproval from the rest of the public”.
Furious at these repeated insults, Vlahovic silenced the Bergamasque supporters after celebrating his goal, scoring with a fine shot in the skylight after additional time (90 + 9th), which also earned him a warning.
His Brazilian teammate Alex Sandro had called for “a tougher law” against manifestations of “racism”.