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Hellas Verona fined €12,000, investigation launched into Victor Osimhen racist chants

Hellas Verona have been fined €12,000 for ‘territorial discrimination’ chants towards Napoli fans, and are under investigation for racist abuse aimed at Victor Osimhen, reports Football Italia..

The incidents happened throughout the game at the Stadio Bentegodi on Monday evening, which saw Napoli emerge 5-2 winners.

After scoring his goal, Osimhen kicked the ball into the stands, then made a mocking ‘crying’ gesture into the camera, referring to those who were hurling racist insults at him.

The Disciplinary Commission has started an investigation into those specific insults, but meanwhile already fined the club €12,000 for ‘territorial discrimination’ chants.

This is because insults aimed at those from the South of Italy are treated with the same rules as racist abuse.

Verona were also fined an additional €3,000 for supporters throwing objects onto the pitch.

Inter and Lecce were both fined €3,000 for plastic bottles thrown onto the turf during their match at the Stadio Via del Mare.

On top of all that, Verona fitness coach Antonio Bovenzi was handed a one-match touchline ban for insulting the referee.

Players Luis Maximiano (Lazio), Gonzalo Escalante (Cremonese) and Adam Soumaoro (Bologna) are all given one-match bans following their red cards.

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