Midfielder gets ten-match ban for racism

August 7, 2013
By Ben Gladwell, Italy Correspondent


Gaetano Iannini of Italian fifth-division club FC Matera has been banned for ten matches for racially abusing an opposition player in a Coppa Italia match at the weekend.



Applying new rules introduced this season in a bid to clamp down on racism, the Italian Football League (Lega Calcio) has taken a stance against a player who is accused of “expressing racially discriminatory remarks to an opponent” in the 18th minute of Matera’s first-round ...

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