Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest of the stars to come out in support of Kalidou Koulibaly after the defender faced racism insults at the San Siro.
Ronaldo took to twitter to say, “In the world and in football there always needs to be education and respect. No to racism and to any sort of insult and discrimination!!!”
Koulibaly has come forward himself to stand up against such discrimination. “I’m sorry about the defeat and especially to have left my brothers! But I am proud of the color of my skin. Of being French, Senegalese, Neapolitan: a man,” he wrote in Italian.
Napoli boss has said that next time they will simply walk off. “The next time we will stop playing and leave the pitch, even if we have to lose the match,” Ancelotti told Sky In Italy. “I’m unhappy because three times we asked for the match to be suspended due to the racist chanting against Koulibaly. The boy was on edge, he’s an educated footballer who was targeted. What happened today was bad, not only for us but also for Italian football. Koulibaly’s sending-off influenced the match because we were reduced to 10 men.”