Inter Milan ordered to play two Serie A matches behind closed doors following serious incidents, including one supporter death, at Napoli match


Inter Milan ordered to play two Serie A matches behind closed doors following serious incidents, including one supporter death, at Napoli match

Inter Milan will play two Serie A games behind closed doors after the serious events at their game against Napoli at the San Siro on Wednesday, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has announced.

One Inter fan died and four Napoli supporters were stabbed before the league match between the two Italian sides.

Kalidou Kouliably was sent off near the end of the game for sarcastically applauding the referee

There were also allegations of racist chanting against Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly inside the San Siro, too.

The Inter fan, 35, was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery after being hit by a van but was later pronounced dead.

In a separate incident, four Napoli fans were stabbed around an hour before the game which saw ultras from both sides clash.

The hostile atmosphere continued into the game, with Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti claiming he demanded the game to be suspended because of alleged racist chanting.

Lautaro Martinez’s late strike saw Inter win the bad-tempered game 1-0

FIGC also confirmed Serie A games this weekend will go ahead after the governing body’s president Gabriele Gravina had previously suggested they could be suspended after the violence at the San Siro.

Gravina told Sky Sports Italy: “Saturday will be played, there will be regular matches. The championship will not stop.

“The next games will be played out, a decision taken in agreement with all the offices of the Federation. We do not stop against those who want to contaminate our world.”

On the allegations of racism at the San Siro, Gravina added: “The line must be very tough but here too I invite everyone to make a reflection of respect for the roles.