AC Milan under-10 team ‘racially abused’ at Universal Cup
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan has slammed alleged racism towards one of its youth teams as “simply unacceptable.”
Black players of Milan’s under-10 team were allegedly subject to heckling and racist abuse during Sunday’s 4-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Universal Cup.
Milan says it does “not want to magnify the issue” and “truly hopes that these reports aren’t true or that it was simply a sporadic incident.”
Milan plays Benfica in Monday’s semifinals of the prestigious youth tournament, which is taking place in Forte dei Marmi in Tuscany.
There have been several high-profile incidents of racism in Italian football, notably when then Milan player Kevin-Prince Boateng led his teammates off the field to protest racial abuse by opposing fans during an exhibition match in Jan. 2013.