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Serie A: SHOCKING! Juventus Stadium ban for racist chants at Romelu Lukaku suspended by Italian FA, Deets here

Serie A: SHOCKING! Juventus Stadium ban for racist chants at Romelu Lukaku suspended by Italian FA, Deets here

Juventus Stadium: A partial stadium ban imposed on Juventus’ home ground Allianz Stadium for racist chants directed toward Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has been suspended. The Italian FA made the decision on Friday following an appeal of the penalty by the Serie A judge. The appeal meant that Juventus will be permitted to have […]

Juventus Stadium: A partial stadium ban imposed on Juventus’ home ground Allianz Stadium for racist chants directed toward Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has been suspended. The Italian FA made the decision on Friday following an appeal of the penalty by the Serie A judge. The appeal meant that Juventus will be permitted to have a full stadium for its next home game against Napoli on April 23. Under the original sanction that was imposed, Juventus was ordered to close part of the southern end of the Allianz Stadium. Follow Serie A LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

Juventus Stadium: A partial ban on Allianz Stadium for racist chants directed at Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku said Italian FA president and upheld by Serie A

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The ban had stemmed from incidents during the first leg of the Italian Cup semifinals last week, when Lukaku, who is Black, was subjected to discriminatory chants.

Lakaku sanctioned before Juventus Stadium sanction

Lukaku was sanctioned with a second yellow card for provoking Juventus fans by holding his finger to his lips as if to silence the crowd after converting a stoppage-time penalty to earn Inter a 1-1 draw. Romelu Lukaku was therefore suspended for the second leg of the semifinals on April 26.

Lukaku’s gesture enraged the opposing team and the game ended in a scuffle between the two squads, with Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado and Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic also sent off.

Cuadrado was banned for three matches while Handanovic was banned for one game. Each player was fined €10,000 euros ($11,000).

Roc Nation Sports International on Lakaku

The federation decided to suspend the partial stadium ban after taking into consideration how Juventus coordinated with authorities to identify the fans responsible for the racist behavior. One fan, a minor, was banned from Juventus games for 10 years, and an adult fan was banned for life.

Lukaku has been subjected to racist chants on numerous occasions during his two stints at Inter.

Lukaku’s management company reacted with outrage after he was shown a second yellow card for his reaction to the racist chants.

“Tonight’s racist remarks made towards Romelu Lukaku by Juventus fans in Turin were beyond despicable and cannot be accepted,” Roc Nation Sports International president Michael Yormark said.

“Before, during, and after the penalty, he was subjected to hostile and disgusting racist abuse. Romelu celebrated in the same manner he has previously celebrated goals.”

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