Serie A news

AC Milan excused for racism incident

January 15, 2013
By Associated Press
MILAN -- Italy's top soccer league has decided not to punish AC Milan for walking off the field after being subjected to racist chants during an exhibition game with fourth-division club Pro Patria.

While noting that no rule allows a squad to interrupt a match without the referee's or the public security officer's consent, Serie A judge Gianpaolo Tosel wrote that "the essential values of sport and civil coexistence" rule out the possibility that "a gesture of solidarity toward someone ...

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