Roma’s Antonio Rüdiger: ‘There is too much racism in Serie A. We must act’

• Defender demands Fifa response after another season of incidents
• ‘Racism is a serious issue in Italy. I cannot and must not ignore it’

The Roma defender Antonio Rüdiger has pleaded with Fifa to act after another season featuring several high-profile incidents of racism in Serie A.

The German was racially abused by Lazio fans during an Italian Cup game in March, while Pescara’s Sulley Muntari was also targeted at Cagliari and the Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia was called a “shitty Moroccan” live on television.

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