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Serie A: AC Milan-Bologna stopped in the 16th minute for Maignan and against discrimination

The match between AC Milan and Bologna was briefly stopped in the 16th minute in agreement with the two teams “to maintain attention on the theme of discrimination” on Saturday, a week after the racist insults aimed at Mike Maignan.

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Serie A: AC Milan-Bologna stopped in the 16th minute for Maignan and against discrimination

The match between AC Milan and Bologna was briefly stopped in the 16th minute in agreement with the two teams “to maintain attention on the theme of discrimination” on Saturday, a week after the racist insults aimed at Mike Maignan.

The two teams stopped playing in the 16th minute in reference to the jersey number of the French goalkeeper of AC Milan. They applauded as spectators at San Siro were asked to turn on their mobile phone flashlights to AC Milan's call "to maintain attention on the issue of discrimination", the club said in a statement. communicated.

“The stadium is transformed into a sea of ​​light against the darkness of prejudice,” continues the text, while a sentence from Martin Luther King appeared on the giant screen of San Siro. During AC Milan's previous match last Saturday in Udine, Maignan left the field in the 34th minute after spectators uttered racist insults and monkey cries aimed at him.

He was imitated by his teammates, forcing the referee to stop the match. The match resumed after a five-minute interruption and was won by AC Milan 3-2. Five spectators have since been banned for life from the Udinese stadium, while the Friuli club received a match behind closed doors, a sanction which he appealed.

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