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Capello calls for action on racism

15 May 2013 06:32

Fabio Capello believes Italian football authorities must follow the example set by England and Spain if they are to effectively combat racism.

AC Milan's clash with Roma on Sunday was temporarily suspended following provocative chanting directed towards Mario Balotelli - who has been the target of such abuse multiple times since returning to Serie A in January.

Capello, who now coaches Russia's national team, believes Italy's governing body should look upon England and Spain as examples in combating racism in football and said the issue is reflective of the country's fan culture.

"Italian football must learn from England and Spain, where decisions were made to come down hard on racist activity," he told RaiSport.

"In Spain the players can get on with things peacefully without any monkey-chants.

"All this stems from the ultras, and I've been vocal against them for several years now.

"Then there's the justice system, not sporting justice but ordinary justice, that does not take many decisions compared to England."

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