Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has misplaced his suspension attraction and can now miss his facet’s conflict with Lazio on Sunday.
The Senegal worldwide was despatched off for a second bookable offence in Napoli’s sport in opposition to Inter final month, after sarcastically applauding referee Paolo Mazzoleni when the match was not stopped as a result of racist chanting from Nerazzurri followers.
The Italian soccer federation (FIGC) ignored heavy criticism to substantiate that they might uphold the preliminary two-match ban for the crimson card, however Napoli made an attraction in opposition to the choice.
Sky Sport now report that the Naples facet’s attraction has been rejected, with Koulibaly now set to serve the second of his two-game suspension when his facet takes on Lazio in Serie A on the San Paolo Stadium.
Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti revealed his dismay on the failure to cease the match, and insisted that had been it to occur once more, he would lead his group off the pitch.
❌ Napoli are unsuccessful of their bid to have Koulibaly’s two-game ban overturned, after HE was racially abused at Inter & lashed out in frustration.
— Adriano Del Monte (@adriandelmonte) 18 January 2019
The Italian stated (as quoted by The Daily Telegraph): “It [the racial abuse] shook him [Koulibaly]. He is a good-mannered participant and he was bombarded by the stadium.
“Regardless of our requests and the chanting, the sport wasn’t suspended. I feel it ought to have been. Subsequent time we’ll cease enjoying ourselves.
Napoli’s attraction in opposition to Koulibaly’s suspension rejected, regardless of his look in court docket as we speak the place he described how he was affected by the racist chanting. Big alternative misplaced for @FIGC to indicate they’re critical about battling racism.
— Every part Napoli (@NapoliAndNaples) 18 January 2019
“It was inconceivable for him to be calm. He cares loads concerning the challenge of racism and he commits a whole lot of time to the matter, together with in society. What occurred is unacceptable, not only for us however for Italian soccer as an entire.”