Football legend, Diego Maradona has made claims that he also suffered racial abuse when he played in Seria A as he shows support for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
Koulibaly became a victim of racial abuse with a monkey chants from Inter Milan fans during his side 1-0 defeat to the Nerazzurri at the San Siro on boxing day.
For this kind of act, Inter has now been ordered to play two games behind closed doors.
Even though there has been a condemnation of the latest incident of racial discrimination in Italian football, Maradona has said that it is nothing new and that discrimination had been in existence since when he played for Napoli.
“I played for seven years in Napoli, and I also suffered the racist songs of some fans,” Maradona wrote on Instagram. “I still remember the flags that said ‘Welcome to Italy’. I feel Neapolitan and today I want to be with Kalidou Koulibaly.
“I hope that all this helps to ends racism in football once and for all.”