Moise Kean: Juventus teenager racially abused in Cagliari
6 months ago
A week after England’s star players were racially abused during an international match in Montenegro, a rising star in Italian football was subject to racist abuse Tuesday during a Serie A match.
Teenage Juventus striker Moise Kean, born in Italy to Ivorian parents, had to endure monkey chants from a section of Cagliari fans during a game Juve won 2-0.
After scoring his team’s second goal late in the match, the 19-year-old held his arms aloft in front of the home fans, which intensified the abuse.
“The best way to respond to racism,” he wrote on Instagram afterwards, aside a picture of himself with arms outstretched.
But Kean’s teammate Leonardo Bonucci said the striker had to take “50-50 of the blame.”
“Moise should not have done that and the Curva [fans] should not have reacted in that way,” the defender told Sky Sports Italia.
“Kean knows that when goals are scored he just has to think about cheering with the team, hugging them all together. It was an episode and even he knows he could have done something different.” Read more