Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has offered support to Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly after the player was racially abused recently. Maradona said he had also suffered racial slurs during his playing time in Italy.
Senegal international Koulibaly, 27, was subjected to racist insults including monkey chants in Napoli’s Boxing Day game at Inter Milan.
Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti said after the 1-0 defeat, during which Koulibaly was sent off, that members of his staff had repeatedly asked for the game to be suspended due to the slurs directed by Inter fans at the central defender.
The ugly incidents led to an outpouring of support for Koulibaly from the football fraternity, including from high-