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Inter Milan sanctioned over Pogba abuse

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Inter Milan have been sanctioned by Lega Calcio for racially abusing Juventus' players Paul Pogba and Kwado Asamoah.

The incident occurred during this weekend's Serie A clash between the two sides and now Inter will have to play their next home game, against Fiorentina on September 26, with one of their home stands closed.

They were also fined €15,000 by the authorities, while investigations into laser pointers and an offensive banner towards Juve manager, Antonio Conte were considered but not part of their final decision.

It's yet another disappointing event for Italian football as it tries and rid itself of racism. Ex-AC Milan player, Kevin Prince Boateng infamously stopped a game against Pro Patria earlier this year due to suffering racist chants and some have said his move to Schalke this summer was influenced by the event.

It's not for the first time this season that a team facing Juventus has had their stadium closed for racist chants either.

Lazio fans found themselves locked out of the traditional curved stand at the Stadio Olimpico to start the season, after their fans racially abused Juve players in the Italian Super Cup. It marked the second time in a year that Lazio fans were locked out of their stadium.

In January, they were fined €90,000 by UEFA and forced to play two Europa League games with no fans in attendance.

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