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US News "A shameful episode": Fiorentina claims sanctions after racist songs targeting its owner

14:40  03 october  2022
14:40  03 october  2022 Source:   leparisien.fr

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Le propriétaire de la Fiorentina, Rocco Commisso (à droite) a été victime de chants racistes Photo Icon sport © Spada/Lapresse The owner of the Fiorentina, Rocco Commisso (right) was the victim of racist songs Icon Sport La Fiorentina claimed the intervention of the public authorities to sanction the racist songs s whose owner, Rocco Commission, was a victim, said the club, Sunday during the defeat in Bergamo against Atalanta 1-0. In a statement, the club's director general, Joe Barone, denounces an "shameful episode" and an "unacceptable situation". According to the Italian media, Rocco Commission, born in Calabria, at the southern end of the Italian boot, before migrating in New York where he made a fortune, was the target of songs mocking his origins from the South Italian. In a very divided country between the industrial northern and the disadvantaged south, the slogans and songs targeting the inhabitants of the mezzogiorno are considered as acts of "territorial discrimination" and judged with as much gravity as racist acts. "We expect severe measures" "today, we have witnessed a shameful episode, not one individual but a whole turn," writes Barone, also Italian-American. "We have fought racism in America and today, here in Italy, we are under an unacceptable situation," he continues, saying he was "disgusted" by what happened in the stands of the Bergamo stadium, a city North. Fiorentina, he adds, claims an intervention by the Professional Football League but also of the government and the National Olympic Committee (CONI). “We expect severe measures. In August, Fiorentina itself was sentenced to a fine of 15,000 euros following songs from part of its supporters demanding an eruption of Vesuvius, the volcano which overlooks Naples, the main city of the South and, Title, main target of "territorial discrimination".

Faced with Chinese technologies, the British intelligence boss calls for Western mobilization .
© Ju Peng XI Jinping in 2020 in Beijing, during a speech on the navigation system for Satellite Beidou. This is an alert launched to democracies. At a press conference this Tuesday in London, Jeremy Fleming, the director of the government's communications headquarters (GCHQ), the British intelligence and security agency, has been alarming on the technological rise of China, an "increasingly urgent problem" for Western countries which must act to protect their "values" and their "influence".

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