Foot – ITA – Italy: Head of Government favors "break" of Championship after incidents in MilanDecember 28, 2018
The head of the Italian government, Giuseppe Conte, pronounced Friday in favor of a « pause In the Championship after the death of a supporter of Inter and racist cries against Neapolitan Kalidou Koulibaly Wednesday evening in Milan.
" I would give a strong hyphenation signal, even using a break of the matches, for a fruitful reflection for those who participate, but I let the competent authorities decide Conte told a press conference at the end of the year. He now wants to discuss with the Minister of Sports " to see if we can strengthen the penalties, maintaining a threshold of effectiveness. It takes a strong reaction from all ". In the immediate future, the federation has imposed two in-camera matches at Inter, a faster and harsher sanction than usual.
Matteo Salvini, the interior minister and strongman of the government (far right), however, said Friday against such measures, which " condemn the true tifosi, millions of people who have the right to follow their team and who should not be confused with some offenders with a knife in the pocket ".
He assured that the games at risk would not be played in the evening " but in the light of day, at noon, at 3 pm, with police helicopters that will be able to control the offenders ". " Football should no longer be hostage to television and billionaire economic interests, it takes a little less business and a little more values Added the AC Milan fan sharply criticized ten days ago for warmly greeting an ultra from his club recently convicted of drug trafficking.
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