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Chelsea loanee Bakayoko racially abused by Lazio fans as football stars including Rudiger post messages of support

TIEMOUE BAKAYOKO has spoken out after he and AC Milan team-mate Franck Kessie were subject to racist abuse from Lazio fans.

The midfielder, 27, condemned the actions of the supporters and offered a show of support to Kessie.

Franck Kessie (left) and Tiemoue Bakayoko (right) were both subject to racist abuse from Lazio fans


Franck Kessie (left) and Tiemoue Bakayoko (right) were both subject to racist abuse from Lazio fans
Tiemoue Bakayoko's message on Instagram and Antonio Rudiger's supportive reply


Tiemoue Bakayoko’s message on Instagram and Antonio Rudiger’s supportive reply

Bakayoko declared his pride in his skin colour while also calling on Milan to identify the culprits responsible.

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In a statement on Instagram the Frenchman said: “To some Lazio fans and their racist cries towards to me and my brother Franck Kessie .

“We are strong and proud of our skin colour. I have all my confidence in our club to identify them.”

Bakayoko’s post has been met by an outpour of support, including from his former team-mates and fellow professionals playing in Italy.

Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger wrote “Baaakaaa” along with a heart emoji accompanied by a black fist to show he has his back.

Former Napoli team-mate Dries Mertens commented: “Brother” followed by several heart emojis.

Another Napoli player, Faouzi Ghoulam, simply put: “#NOTORACISM” and his team-mate Kalidou Koulibaly wrote the same.

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In 2019 Lazio fans racially abused Bakayoko in his first loan spell at AC Milan.

Months after that former Chelsea star Demba Ba called on black players to boycott Serie A, but there has been little progress since.

In fact, a Serie A anti-racism poster published in 2019 featured paintings of three monkeys, and was later rejected by some of the league’s most high-profile clubs.


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