Reuters Soccer Blog

Italian referee leads the way in battling racist chants

October 18, 2010

SOCCER-ITALY/Italian soccer has long struggled with racist chanting, a horror which has largely been stamped out in countries like England and Germany.

How far should intimidating chants go?

November 24, 2009

Juventus have been fined 20,000 euros rather than receive a stadium ban for an offensive chant their fans sing about Inter Milan’s black striker Mario Balotelli.

Should Juve receive stadium ban for Balotelli abuse?

April 20, 2009

After years of racist chanting from the stands, Italian soccer has finally realised it has a problem.