'Italians are not racist' says Cambiasso
Inter midfielder Esteban Cambiasso believes that the recent racist incidents in Serie A are not necessarily the result of a racist attitude in Italy.
The Argentine believes that the chants are aimed at getting a reaction from the opposition.
There has been a well-documented racism problem in Italian football, with high-profile names such as Mario Balotelli and Kevin-Prince Boateng the victims of abuse.
However, Cambiasso claims that supporters are not racist, but they engage in racist songs and chants merely as an attempt to wind up the opposition.
“I don’t think Italians are racist,” Cambiasso told Mediaset.
“Insults are part and parcel of the game and everyone does what they can to wind up the other team.”