Milan - Inter Milan have been hit with a
partial stadium ban after Napoli's Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly was the
victim of racist abuse at the side's last league meeting, Serie A officials
Koulibaly was subject to sporadic monkey
chants from groups of hardline ultra-fans in the Curva Nord section of the San
Siro two weeks ago when Napoli lost 2-0.
Serie A officials usually sanction clubs in
the days following such incidents but due to a "technical problem"
only released details of the punishment on Thursday.
It means a section of the third row of
seating at the ground will be closed for Inter's next home game, against
Udinese on Saturday, although a repeat of such incidents will "lead to the
closure of the entire third row of seating in the stadium", said a
Inter were also slapped with a 15 000 euros
fine for the supporters' racist behaviour.
It is not the first time Koulibaly has been
subject to racism this season.
The towering Senegal international fell
victim to monkey chants while playing at Lazio in February, an incident that
prompted thousands of Napoli fans to don masks depicting the defender in their
following home game.
Meanwhile, Frosinone midfielder Yussif
Raman Chibsah will miss three of the season's last four league games after
being handed a three-game ban for insulting the referee during a 5-1 defeat to
Chievo last weekend that saw the Ghanaian sent off for a second bookable