January 05 News Lecce beat Lazio 2-1 at home last night
, Lecce central defender Umtiti and forward Banda were racially discriminated against by fans of the visiting team. The game was interrupted for a while. After the game, FIFA President Infantino also publicly supported Umtiti and others on social media.
Yesterday Lazio led 1-0 in the away game, but Lecce scored two goals in the second half to overtake the score. French central defender Umtiti made his debut in this game. However, he was harshly racially discriminated against by Lazio fans and shed tears
Tears, and even the game was interrupted several times, while Lecce fans chanted Umtiti’s name throughout the game in response to racial abuse from Lazio fans.
According to Lecce chairman Damiani revealed after the game: Because the voice of racial discrimination was too harsh, the referee once considered stopping the game, but Umtiti took the initiative to ask the game to continue. He hoped to use his performance to shut down the racists.
In the end, he also helped the team beat the strong enemy Lazio 2-1.
After the game, Lecce officially expressed support for Umtiti and others through social media, and also publicly expressed their voices, including FIFA President Infantino, who posted a dynamic statement on Instagram:
"Let’s support Samuel Umtiti and Ramek Banda together and let’s say it loud and clear: No to racism! Hope the fans come out, most of them are friendly
, Let those racists completely shut up!"