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Inter Fined After Fans Racially Abused Juventus Players

17/09/2013 15:46 BST

Racism continues to blight Italian football after the Lega Calcio fined Internazionale €15,000 and ordered them to close a section of the San Siro over sick chants.

Juventus players Paul Pogba and Kwadwo Asamoah were racially abused by ultras in the second tier of the curva nord during Saturday's 1-1 draw in the Derby d'Italia.

Inter fans also directed a laser beam towards the referee and Juve players, while an insulting banner against Bianconeri boss Antonio Conte was unveiled.

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Pogba was targeted by Inter fans

It means one end of Inter's home ground will be without spectators when they host Fiorentina on 26 September.

Inter's punishment is the latest in a string of racist incidents to besmirch the Italian game this calendar year.

AC Milan abandoned their friendly at Pro Patria in January after racist abuse from the terraces and Mario Balotelli has been subjected to backwards chants on more than one occasion since his transfer to AC Milan.

Milan president Silvio Berlusconi's brother, Paolo, even referred to the former Manchester City striker as "the family's little n****r".