Roma release statement after being punished for racist chants

AS Roma supporters
John Solano

Roma have released a statement on their official website late this evening after the club was handed a punishment for racist chants.

Earlier today, the Italian FA’s Sporting Judge ruled that discriminatory chants aimed at Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimović and Franck Kessié were heard during the second half of Sunday’s league clash.

As punishment, Roma will be forced to play at least one match with an empty Curva Sud, though, this sentence is suspended for one year unless there is a reoccurrence of such behavior.

In response, the capital club made it clear they have zero tolerance for racism of any form and they’re investigating the matter.

Their statement read, “There is zero tolerance of racism in any form at AS Roma. For many years the club has been deeply committed to tackling racism and all forms of discrimination.”

“As an organisation we continue to do everything possible to advance positive change. As a demonstration of our ongoing commitment to battling the issue, AS Roma players regularly visit local schools to deliver a message designed to promote equality, respect and unity, both on and off the pitch.”

“The club is currently not in possession of all the information and evidence related to the specific episodes cited by the sporting authorities, but is already in contact with the authorities and relevant governing bodies in order to ascertain exactly what occurred.”

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