Sassuolo fined £26,000 for racist chants

Serie A club Sassuolo have been fined 30,000 euros (£26,000) by the Lega Serie A after a section of fans allegedly shouted racist abuse at AC Milan midfielder Kevin Constant in a friendly match last month.

The 26-year-old Guinea international kicked the ball into the crowd and walked off the pitch at Reggio Emilia's Stadio del Tricolore on July 23 after allegedly receiving abuse from a section of Sassuolo fans as he prepared to take a throw-in.

A 30,000 euro fine and a warning for Sassuolo for having supporters direct shouts and chants of racial discrimination at an opposition player in the 32nd minute of the game.

A 3,000 euro fine for Kevin Constant, who kicked a ball towards a group of opposition fans who insulted him with shouts and chants of racial discrimination, before asking to be substituted and walking off the field of play, disrupting the game for around two minutes.

– A statement published on legaserie.it

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