Italian FA launches investigation into racism claim by AC Milan at Cagliari

Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan and defender Fikayo Tomori were racially abused after the 1-0 victory for the league leader in Sardinia.

Maignan walked up to a section of fans and cupped his hand to his ear - moments later, a mass brawl ensued between the two sets of players as well as coaching staff and directors.   -  AP

The Italian football federation has reportedly started an investigation after racist chants were heard towards the end of AC Milan's match at Cagliari in the Italian Serie A on Saturday.

Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan and defender Fikayo Tomori were racially abused after the 1-0 victory for the league leader in Sardinia.

Maignan walked up to a section of fans and cupped his hand to his ear - moments later, a mass brawl ensued between the two sets of players as well as coaching staff and directors.

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Italian media reports on Sunday said the federation has launched an inquiry into the racist chanting.

It is not the first such incident at Cagliari - Juventus players Blaise Matuidi and Moise Kean have also been subject to racist abuse at the Sardegna Arena.

Maignan posted a photo of his reaction on social media and the picture was shared by several football players in support, which included Tomori. 

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