AVELLINO – He tells him to "shut up, negro" and expels him: this is the treatment reserved by a referee of the soccer league promotion to a young goalkeeper of Senegalese origin. And the president of the company decides to withdraw the team in protest.
Stop for a day the football promotion championship, at least for group C, and "clean up" with respect to "certain people", the goal of the president of Serino Calcio, Donato Trotta, after what happened Saturday, January 26 during the match with Real Sarno.
The race was suspended in the 64th minute, when the home team abandoned the field after having suffered four expulsions. The Serino ahead for two goals, suffered a goal from the guests but the linesman reports a foul on the goalkeeper of the Serino, which would cancel the goal. But the referee validates the network. At this point, the goalkeeper, a young Senegalese , asks for explanations to the race director, who in response calls him " Zitto, negro" and expels him.
Protest in defense of his partner a defender of the Serinus and is also expelled him. The sports director intervenes and takes another red card. At the end of the brawl even the coach of the Serino is expelled. And the president then decides to withdraw the team.
"Seeing my footballer's tears as he headed into the locker room – explains Trotta – I decided to withdraw the team from the field because I do not allow anyone to step on the dignity of my boys and especially mine. I think this time the limit has been exceeded and I immediately ask for a federal investigation into this behavior of this inexperienced and more racist referee ".
For a while Trotta even meditates to withdraw the team from the championship. Today he asks that the other teams make a clear gesture of solidarity towards the young goalkeeper and above all against episodes of racism and discrimination in the field. Already Monday, January 28, the president of Serino could present a statement on what happened.
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