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‘Acerbi row blown out of proportion’

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Italy coach Luciano Spalletti tried to take the temperature down on the racism accusations between Juan Jesus and Francesco Acerbi. ‘It’s being blown out of proportion.’

The incident occurred throughout Sunday’s 1-1 Serie A draw between Inter and Napoli at San Siro, when Juan Jesus informed the referee that Acerbi had used a racist time period.

Acerbi then had a short dialogue with the Brazilian and the official, however when the Inter man was despatched house from worldwide responsibility, he denied saying something racist.

Forward of the pleasant video games in opposition to Venezuela and Ecuador, Spalletti was requested concerning the state of affairs.

“I believe extra is being talked about it than what truly occurred,” replied Spalletti.

“We have to tread rigorously right here. I do know each of them, they’re two good lads. It’s maybe being blown out of proportion contemplating all of the publicity it’s getting.

“There may be an investigation, the prosecutor will shed extra mild on the state of affairs.”

Acerbi faces a possible 10-match Serie A ban whether it is confirmed that he made racist feedback.

The FIGC prosecutor is investigating, which entails chatting with each the gamers and receiving the audio from the referee’s microphone of their dialog.

Juan Jesus informed DAZN straight after the match that Acerbi had “apologised” for going over the road along with his feedback.

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