Inter cancel appeal over stadium ban

Inter has accepted that San Siro will be closed for its home matches against Benevento and Sassuolo after trouble against Napoli.

Published : Jan 09, 2019 09:32 IST

Inter's San Siro stadium
Inter's San Siro stadium

Inter's San Siro stadium

Inter has cancelled its appeal against a two-match stadium ban handed to the club over incidents during a Serie A game against Napoli.

The Nerazzurri was ordered to play upcoming matches against Benevento and Sassuolo behind closed doors after racial abuse was aimed at Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

Initially Inter signalled the club would appeal the punishment but a club statement on Tuesday said this was no longer the case.

Instead, Inter has requested that youngsters from sports projects be permitted to watch the Sassuolo game from a section of San Siro.

"This is an important initiative that sends a strong and clear message against all forms of discrimination and violence," the club said.

Inter fans were also blocked from buying tickets for a league game at Empoli following incidents in the Napoli match.

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