Three Cagliari supporters excluded for life for racist cries

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Three supporters of the Italian football club, Cagliari, have been excluded for life for racist shouts during Serie A matches this season.

The Italian club said in a statement Friday evening that the expulsions “will prevent those responsible for these deplorable acts from entering the Sardegna Arena, for all the events to come, for life”.

The club did not specify for which incidents these supporters were banned, only referring to facts produced in the “last months”.

Milan’s club stadium has often been the scene of racist cries from supporters of black players, including Italian international striker Moise Kean and former Juventus teammate Blaise Matuidi.

Club more likely to refer to Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku, who became Italy’s most prominent victim of racism in September when Cagliari supporters targeted him with monkey cries, just before he scored a decisive penalty in an Inter 2-1 win.