Juan Jesus says he is ‘‘bitter’‘ about Italian league not punishing Acerbi for alleged racial abuse

The Italian league’s sporting judge announced on Tuesday that there wasn’t enough proof that Acerbi’s insult to Juan Jesus was racist to impose what would have been a lengthy ban on the Italy defender.

Title: Juan Jesus expresses disappointment as Italian league clears Acerbi of alleged racial abuse

Italian football has once again found itself embroiled in controversy as Roma defender Juan Jesus recently voiced his disappointment over the decision by the Italian league’s sporting judge to clear Francesco Acerbi of alleged racial abuse.

The incident in question occurred during a Serie A match between Roma and Lazio, where Acerbi is accused of directing racially charged insults towards Juan Jesus. Despite the serious nature of the allegations, the sporting judge stated that there was not enough evidence to support the claims of racial abuse.

Juan Jesus, who has been a vocal advocate for racial equality in Italian football, expressed his bitterness over the decision, stating that he felt let down by the league’s failure to take a strong stance against racism. The Brazilian defender emphasized the need for stricter penalties to be imposed on those found guilty of racial abuse, in order to send a clear message that such behavior will not be tolerated.

The incident has once again highlighted the ongoing issue of racism in Italian football, with many calling for greater accountability and action to be taken against those who engage in discriminatory behavior. As the debate continues, it is clear that more needs to be done to combat racism in the sport and ensure that players like Juan Jesus are protected from such reprehensible acts.

Tags: Juan Jesus, Francesco Acerbi, racism in football, Italian league, Serie A, racial abuse, sporting judge, Roma, Lazio, discrimination, accountability.


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