Thursday, August 21, 2014   

(Football) UEFA to probe Italian federation chief's alleged racism
(08-20 18:42)

European football's governing body UEFA has opened an investigation into an alleged racist comment made by new Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio.
At a public meeting last month, Tavecchio said that "Here we get 'Opti Poba' who previously ate bananas and then suddenly becomes a first-team player at Lazio."

The comments, which appeared to be aimed at France and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, sparked controversy in Italy. --AFP   
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