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Italian football hit by racism again

Published 1335 GMT (2135 HKT) May 12, 2014
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AC Milan defender Kevin Constant is enraged after a banana is thrown onto the pitch during his side's 2-1 defeat at Atalanta. Claudio Villa/Getty Images
Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong was disgusted by the incident and remonstrated with Atalanta's players. Claudio Villa/Getty Images
Atalanta fans are likely to face punishment from the game's authorities following the incident. Claudio Villa/Getty Images
Milan manager Clarence Seedorf has urged authorities to track down those responsible. "I hope they find the culprit and do what they have to do," he told Italian media. Claudio Villa/Getty Images
AC Milan star Kevin Prince-Boateng has been outspoken in his fight against racism. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images/file
Levante's Papakouli Diop opted to dance in front of his abusers during a match against Atletico Madrid. "I was going to take a corner and some of the Atletico fans started making monkey chants." Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images/file
Recently Barcelona defender Dani Alves brought the problem of racism within Spanish football to the world's attention when a Villarreal fan threw a banana at him. Alves, who was preparing to take a corner, simply picked it up and ate it. His actions won acclaim from across the world. Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images