Edin Dzeko says there is more racism in Italy than he expected

Roma striker Edin Dzeko states racism in football is more widespread than he expected before moving to Serie A.
Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku was subjected to monkey chants during Inter’s 2-1 win over Cagliari month from the crowd.
Earlier this season Everton ahead Moise Kean was abused by Cagliari lovers while slurs were directed from Inter fans at Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly year during a Boxing Day match.
“I think (racism) is a much bigger problem than, possibly, in other countries, particularly in England,” Dzeko told Sky Sports News.
“But hopefully, for the good of the different gamers, these items need to stop and the federation can observe this as well and try to stop it in any way possible.”
Lukaku demanded actions to be taken after he was exposed to racist chanting. Dzeko echoed his sentiment, calling to perform to guard players.
“I don’t know what to say about that. Even today, those things occurring which is not a great thing,” he added.
“I understand, when I was playing England, it is much improved. There’s definitely less and less racism there.
“However, I believe in Italy, it is a whole lot more than expected. I believe it has to come from the federation, they need to guard the players. That’s the only strategy.
“If you hear someone, you simply ban him out of the stadium. They can’t come. We do not those displaced people in the stadiums.”
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