Serie A faces backlash following launch of anti-racism campaign

18 December 2019

Photo: Getty Images "Many players in the last month have suffered from racial abuse… I did yesterday," Inter Milan player Romelu Lukaku wrote in a statement published on Instagram in September.

Prominent clubs such as AC Milan and Roma have criticised the Italian league for its anti-racism campaign.

The campaign featured a poster with three monkeys.

Jesper Elkjær Jensen

In an effort to raise awareness of the problem of racism in Serie A, the Italian league launched a campaign which included a poster of three monkeys and the words "No to racism."

However, the Italian league's efforts have been heavily criticised by its own clubs.

According to the BBC, AC Milan said that the club "strongly disagree" with the use of the monkeys, and Roma have expressed their surprise, adding that they do not believe this is the right way to do it.

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