AC Milan’s Bakayoko Following Racist Abuse From Lazio Fans: “Proud of Our Skin Colour”

AC Milan midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko was confident that the club could identify the Lazio fans that racially abused him on Sunday.

As seen in a post on Bakayoko’s Instagram page yesterday, the 27-year-old French midfielder was not phased by the racist chants coming from the Biancocelesti away end of the San Siro on Sunday evening, highlighting his and teammate Franck Kessie’s strength.

Below is Bakayoko’s statement from his Instagram page:

Thank you for the warm welcome Rossoneri. I was unfortunately injured in my debut but the most important thing is the 3 points from the team.

And to some Lazio fans and their racist cries towards to me and my brother Franck Kessie. We are strong and proud of our skin colour. I have all my confidence in our club to identify them.

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The 27-year-old Bakayoko was subject to racist chants from some of the Lazio fans in the away end on Sunday evening, both before the match and following his substitution onto the pitch in the second half.

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The French midfielder unfortunately already has experience of this, being racially abused by some Lazio fans back in April 2019. 

AC Milan have already lodged an official complaint to the FIGC Federal Prosecutor’s Office and updates are expected over the coming days, with possible sanctions incoming for the Roman club.

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