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Allegri: ‘Racists should be banned for life’

April 3, 2019 - 3:15 pm

Max Allegri believes Moise Kean was wrong to celebrate in front of the Cagliari ultras who hurled abuse at him, but also thinks racists “can be identified and given a lifetime ban.”

The Juventus coach was speaking after his sides 2-0 win in Sardinia was marred by ugly scenes from racist Cagliari supporters who chanted at young striker, Moise Kean

“It was a solid performance, we showed great technique and didn’t allow Cagliari any chances, which is rare as they are so strong on home turf.

“I knew we needed a more aggressive approach than the one we showed against Udinese and Empoli.

“Moise scored another goal and did better in the second half, whereas he got more or less everything wrong in the first half.

“I didn’t hear anything from the stands, as I was focused on the game. You need great intelligence to deal with these situations and should not go to provoke people. That, of course, does not mean the idiots in the crowd and the way they reacted should be justified.

“As always in life, there are idiots who do stupid things and ruin it for everyone else. I don’t think talking about it all the time helps. I don’t think halting play helps, because not everyone in the stadium did that.

“We need to use the cameras, find those who are doing it and punish them. It’s very simple, identify them and not one-year ban or two, just give them a lifetime ban. We’ve got the technology, it can be done if the authorities want to. The problem is, they don’t really want to.” – Comments to Sky Sport Italia, Translation from Football Italia

Allegri has been criticized for his comments along with Kean’s teammate, Leonardo Bonucci, who laid half the blame at the 19-year-old’s feet for his celebration.


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