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Italian Football League Fined Atalanta for fans racist abuse on Dalbert

Seria A club side "Atalanta Fc" have been fined the sum of 10,000 euros ($11,000) by the Italian league on Tuesday for racist chant abuse by their fans targeted at Fiorentina defender Dalbert during a Serie A match last month.
Italian football federation (FIGC) sports judge Gerardo Mastrandrea imposed the fine based on Dalbert's hard evidence, adding that the chants had not been "clearly heard" by officials at the game.
It was recalled that the 26-year-old Brazilian defender had asked the center referee to halt play because of the abuse half an hour into the game on September 22 at the Stadio Ennio Tardini in Parma.

However, the game was halted for three minutes while a warning was broadcasted to jeers and whistles of the fans from a section of the crowd, before play resumed. Fiorentina won the match, 1-0.
Also during the FIFA Best Football Awards ceremony in Milan, FIFA president Gianni Infantino responded by urging Italian football to tackle racism.
"This is not acceptable any more, we have to say 'no' to racism in society. We have to kick racism out of football and society once and for all," said Infantino.
It is however noted that the problem is a recurring event in Italian football.
Another incident also occurred just this season towards Inter Milan's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku and AC Milan's Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie who were targeted by monkey racist chants from their opponent fans. And no sanctions have been applied. 
Blaise Matuidi, Kalidou Koulibaly and Moise Kean were also victims of racist abuse last season.

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