Koulibaly Was Sent Off In The Game

The 27-year-old, born in France to Senegalese parents, was allegedly subjected to monkey chants throughout his side's 1-0 loss to Inter in midweek. Koulibaly was sent off in the game, as he was first booked for a foul and then given a second yellow card for sarcastically applauding the referee.

His manager, Carlo Ancelotti, defended his centre-back afterwards, however, insisting that the club asked for the game to be suspended three times due to the abuse aimed at Koulibaly, leading to announcements over the PA system. Inter will now play two home league games behind closed doors as punishment, though they have yet to decide whether to launch an appeal.

The Italian also made it clear that he would have no hesitation in telling his team to abandon a match if it were to happen again.
Meanwhile, Napoli fans will wear Kalidou Koulibaly masks during Saturday's clash with Bologna in a show of support for the defender after he was subjected to discriminatory abuse.

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