Joel Obi suffers racial abuse from opponent during Serie B game

Joel Obi suffers racial abuse from opponent during Serie B game

- Joel Obi has become a subject of racial abuse during a Serie B match played in midweek

- The Chievo midfielder claims a Pisa player called him the slave revolt in the first half of the match

- Chievo released a statement condemning the insult while Pisa defended their player

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Joel Obi reported a case of racism by an opponent during Chievo's Serie B match against Pisa in midweek, BBC reports.

Pisa and the player in question Michele Macroni have denied claims alleged by the Nigerian international.

Obi claimed Macroni used the phrase "the slave revolt" at him in the first half and Chievo have released a statement stating that the abuse was degrading.

Joel Obi suffers racial abuse from opponent during Serie B game
Joel Obi suffers racial abuse from opponent during Serie B game. Photo by Marc Atkins
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The statement said:

"Chievo... regrets that a phrase heard by most on the pitch was not followed by any disciplinary action: neither by the referee, nor the assistant or fourth official, nor the federation delegate."

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On the other hand, Pisa's statement claims the insult was not heard by the match officials and microphones around the field.

"Moreover, our player confirmed that he had not addressed any insults to the opposing player, let alone racially motivated ones."

Obi was part of the Nigerian team to the 2014 and 2018 World Cup as well as playing several Italian clubs including Inter Milan, Parma and Torino.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Champions League match between PSG and Istanbul Basaksehir was abandoned after the fourth official was accused of making racist remarks by Demba Ba.

Both teams walked off the pitch in solidarity after Ba who was a substitute for the game complained about the remark made to one of their coaching crew Webo.

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Video clips showed the Romanian Sebastian Coltescu allegedly saying 'this black guy' while referring to the Basaksehir assistant.

Legit.ng had also reported that Diego Costa and Gabriel Jesus' private photos with the same woman have surfaced in a Bible handed to a charity shop in London.

The Bible in which the photos were seen was in one of two bags given in by a woman to a shop in Marylebone.

The bags were given to the charity shop in May, but staff only came across the topless photo in the past week while sorting their stock.

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