Juventus forward Paulo Dybala warned the Federcalcio that if in Italian stadiums no action is taken against racism, the players will take ‘actions in our own hands.’
The Argentine ace gave an inside and out meeting with CNN ahead of the resumption behind closed doors and recalled the appalling scenes when previous teammate Moise Kean was targeted by racial abuse during an away game against Cagliari.
He also saw similar occasions with Brescia going ahead with Miralem Pjanic and Mario Balotelli.
Dybala told CNN: “It was difficult for him. I’ve encountered distinctive racist situations in other stadia with different Juventus teammates. Many Italian stadiums have some racism towards certain players. It has also happened to Mario Balotelli, it has also happened to [Miralem] Pjanic in a match against Brescia and I imagine that it ought to be tougher for Italian disciplines. On the off chance that not, at that point it’s us, players who should take action in our own hands with the goal that this doesn’t keep on happening because we’re talking about one of the world’s greatest championships, where a large number of individuals are watching and when they see racism and no action is being taken, individuals get encouraged and continue doing it.”
La Joya has warned the footballing authorities that if the federations don’t accomplish something, they should ‘act.’
“Individuals who need to take action need to take it, or certainly in a brief period, it will be players who will take direct action. A lot of players choose to leave the pitch or not play as has happened many times in the past and it is by all accounts an ideal choice because it is something that shouldn’t happen in a nation.”