Italy Serie B

Italian league condemns racist chanting in Lazio's cup win

MILAN (AP) The Italian league's governing body has vowed to do "everything in our power" to wipe out racism in soccer after another incident.

Lazio's Italian Cup semifinal victory at AC Milan was overshadowed by continued racist abuse directed at Milan players Tiemoue Bakayoko and Franck Kessie - who are black - before and during the match on Wednesday. Inflatable bananas were also visible in the away section.

The Lega Serie A said in a statement on Thursday it "firmly condemns the racist episodes which have happened these past few days. The sport should bring out respect, inclusion and being together in harmony: Values that are at the base of the social initiatives that have always been promoted by the Lega Serie A.

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