An open letter to all those who love Italian football
We have to publicly acknowledge that we have a serious problem with racism.
It's a problem we haven't done enough to fight over the years.
Images of racially abused players in Italian football have been seen and discussed around the world this season and this shames us all.
No individual should be subjected to racist abuse – inside or outside football – and we can no longer keep quiet about it or wait for it to magically disappear.
Driven by the clubs, positive talks have been held in recent weeks with Lega Serie A, FIGC and international experts on how to deal with and eradicate this issue of the game.
We, the undersigned clubs, are united by our desire for serious change and Lega Serie A has stated its intention to lead by offering a comprehensive and robust Series A anti-racism policy, stricter new laws and regulations and a plan to educate them. within the game about the scourge of racism.
We have no more time to waste.
Now we must act quickly, purposefully and with unity and we ask you fans to support us in this vitally important endeavor.
Atalanta, Bologna, Brescia, Cagliari, Fiorentina, Genoa, Hellas Verona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Lazio, Lecce, AC Milan, Napoli, Parma, AS Roma, Sampdoria, Sassuolo, Spal, Torino, Udinese