Ferrero faces FIGC racism probe over 'Filipino' comment

FIGC opens disciplinary action against Sampdoria president

(ANSA) - Rome, November 10 - The Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) on Monday took disciplinary action against Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero over an allegedly discriminatory comment referred to an Indonesian colleague.
    During an interview aired on October 26, Ferrero said he had told former Inter President Massimo Moratti "to kick that Filipino out" in reference to current Inter President Erick Thohir, an Indonesian businessman.
    UEFA last month banned FIGC chief Carlo Tavecchio for six months for racist comments he made during his election campaign.
    The 71-year-old in July drew heavy criticism over remarks about "banana-eating" foreign players in Italy.


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