Italian football and government authorities must act against racism in stadiums even if only one spectator is involved, Italian Football Federation (FIGC) head Gabriele Gravina said on Thursday, adding that a VAR-style system would be used to root out offenders.
Several clubs have escaped sanctions over alleged racist incidents after Serie A's disciplinary tribunal ruled that the chanting was not widely perceptible in the stadium, even though television viewers heard it.
Perhaps it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise to hear Roberto Mancini say "I prefer the blue."
His opinion on Italy's new green shirt, which the team will wear for Saturday's qualifier with Greece -- stream live: 2.45 p.m. ET, ESPN+ (U.S. only) -- isn't necessarily that of a traditionalist. Mancio won league titles as a player in the blue of Sampdoria and Lazio and his greatest successes as a coach came in the same hue at Inter and Man City. Superstition is the way.