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Racism Rears Its Ugly Head Again In Serie A, African Player Suffers Yet Another Abuse

Just while we were dealing with the racism ordeal suffered by Ghana's Sulley Muntari and its aftermath, another case has come to the fore as Moroccan international Medhi Benatia was the victim of a racist abuse.

This happened during a post-match interview with Italian broadcaster Rai after Juventus' 1-1 draw against Torino and defender claimed to have Heard a racist insult in his earpiece.

It is being reported the player was called a sh***y Moroccan by a technician who was unable to hear him.

'Who said that in the background? I heard someone talking in the background. Who said that? I heard an insult.'

Benatia, who is on loan at Juventus from Bayern Munich, has not commented publicly on what happened during the television interview.

The broadcaster has since apologised and promised to find out who made the "unacceptable" comments.

"Rai is sincerely saddened by the deplorable episode of racism involving the Juventus player during the broadcast of Champagne Football," 

Juventus released a statement, saying: "Following the regrettable insult Medhi Benatia heard through his earpiece during Calcio Champagne, Juventus Football Club wishes to express its concern over the incident.

"While acknowledging the Rai statement expressing solidarity, everyone - and the player first and foremost - deserves an explanation about what occurred."



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