Serie A backpedal by their ‘anti-racism’ art campaign

December 18, 2019

Footballanti-racism campaign

  • Serie A’s managing director Luigi De Siervo on Tuesday apologised for using art featuring monkeys in an anti-racism campaign.
  • The Italian top flight had initially said the work aimed to defend the values of “integration, multiculturalism and fraternity”, but was forced to backpedal after widespread criticism and ridicule.
  • The triptych by the Italian artist had been presented Monday at the league’s Milan headquarters along with an anti-racism plan which included the signing of a charter by a player representing each of the 20 Serie A clubs which totally backfired.

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