Soccer-Italian league hands 10-game ban to player for racism (Reuters)

MILAN, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Italian soccer authorities have handed out a 10-match ban to a player from amateur club Matera for racially insulting an opponent, under new tougher penalties introduced to combat racism. Midfielder Gaetano Iannini was given a red card in the first half of an Italian Cup first round match between Matera and Sudtirol on Sunday and his unprecedented 10-match ban was announced by the league’s disciplinary board in a statement on Wednesday. …

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