Sampdoria coach Ranieri apologized over insulting chants about Naples

Sampdoria coach Claudio Ranieri has apologized after some of his team’s supporters reportedly made insulting chants about the city of Naples during Monday’s Serie A   match against Napoli.

“I’m so sorry, especially since I’m very close to Naples,” he told reporters following his team’s 4-2 defeat.

“I apologise to all the Neapolitan fans, obviously our fans were angry with the referee and took it out on those who had nothing to do with it.”

Known officially as territorial discrimination, insulting chants about Naples are common at Italian matches and are an offence under Serie A’s disciplinary code.

The Corriere dello Sport said the chanting was heard throughout the second half but play was not stopped.

ALSO READ:  Gunmen kidnap APC ward chairman in Zamfara

The 68-year-old Ranieri spent two seasons at Napoli earlier in his career, one of around 20 teams he has coached. 

Check Also

Borno APC adopts consensus for ward congresses

THE Borno State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has opted for a consensus arrangement …

Set up rehab centres for drug users on campus, NDLEA tells varsities, others

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has advised institutions of higher learning to set up …

BBNaija: Fani-Kayode endorses Jackie B, confirms she’s ex-Senator’s daughter

Fani-Kayode and Jackie B Former Aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has revealed his endorsement for one …

Leave a Comment