Raiola: I’m proud of Kean, racism is synonymous with ignorance


Mino Raiola, the agent of Moise Kean, has expressed his support to the Juventusforward after he was subjected to racial abuse from Cagliari‘s ultras on Tuesday night.

The Italian’s representative blasted the fans’ behaviour and asked for harsh penalties for their actions.

“Racism is synonymous with ignorance for me, nobody can justify it,” Raiola told AFP.

“I am proud of my children [clients]and I will be with them until the end.

“You have to have courage and you need severe punishments for those who act in a racist way and for those who justify racism.

“You have to be united against racism and you can’t be Italian and racist at the same time.”

Kean took to social media, posting a picture of his celebration after scoring his team’s second goal, with several football players showing their support to the 19-year-old.

We are together brother,” wrote Miralem Pjanic, while Blaise Matuidi, who also suffered racist abuse in the same stadium, shared his teammate’s picture on Instagram.

Former Manchester United and Juventus left-back Patrice Evracongratulated Kean for his reaction.

“This is not acceptable in football or anywhere in the world,” he wrote.

“Well done to Moise Kean for standing up to them and showing them who is boss. 

“The world would be a better place if we all shared more love, no matter what.”

Following the Old Lady‘s 2-0 win, Leonardo Bonucci and Massimiliano Allegri partly blamed the Italyinternational for acting in response to the racial chants.