SERIE A - Fan faces charges after racially abusing AC Milan's Maignan

24.09.2021 00:00 of D.B. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
SERIE A - Fan faces charges after racially abusing AC Milan's Maignan
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A man suspected of shouting racist abuse at AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan before Sunday's match against Juventus in Turin has been identified and will face charges of inciting hatred, police said Thursday.

The suspect belonged to a Juventus fan club in the Verona area.

He was identified by Juventus and the police "through the video surveillance system of the stadium" and reported to the judicial authorities, according to an investigator of the police in Turin contacted by AFP.

According to this source, he will be charged for "inciting racial hatred" and will face a fine and a stadium ban.

The supporters' club to which the suspect belonged announced on its website his immediate expulsion, "firmly dissociating itself from such behaviour and condemning it strongly".