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Cagliari escape punishment for Kean racist abuse

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AFP, Rome :
Cagliari have escaped punishment by Italian football authorites for racist abuse directed by their fans at Juventus striker Moise Kean during a league game last month, the Lega Serie A announced on Tuesday.
Italian international Kean, 20, was subjected to racist chants from sections of Cagliari support after his late goal during Juventus' 2-0 win in Sardinia on April 2.
Kean - along with his French teammate Blaise Matuidi and Brazilian Alex Sandro - had been targeted by monkey chants throughout the match, but they increased after he scored.
Lega Serie A said that "the chants in question, although certainly reprehensible, had objectively limited relevance" during the match.
Kean had celebrated his goal with his hands outstretched on front of the Cagliari fans, drawing a barrage of racist abuse.
World Cup winner Matuidi protested furiously at the stadium where he was targeted in January last year.
But Juventus teammate Leonardo Bonucci came under fire for saying: "the blame is 50-50".

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