Super Eagles player Joel Obi is Racially discriminated in Italy

Super Eagles midfielder, Joel Obi was reported to have endured racial discrimination by a player of an Italian club, Pisa.

According to Serie B side Chievo, Joel Obi was racially abused at the hands of a Pisa player, Michele Marconi, who allegedly made an offensive “slave” comment to Obi.

On Tuesday December 22 league clash, Chievo drew 2-2, a result that leaves them in ninth place in the league but the match experienced disagreeable scenes.

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According to Chievo — after full-time Michele Marconi directed racist abuse towards Obi.

The club wrote on its official website following the match;

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“Following the racist phrase ‘Slave rebellion’ said by the Pisa player Michele Marconi to the midfielder Joel Obi during the first half of the Pisa vs Chievo Verona match, the club expresses the utmost solidarity towards its player, the subject of a slanderous and bleak phrase, which has nothing to do with the most elementary and basic values of sport, ethics and respect,”


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