Sunday’s 2-2 draw between Atalanta and Fiorentina was briefly suspended after Fiorentina defender Dalbert Henrique was subjected to racist abuse by Atalanta followers.
After about 30 minutes, the Brazilian approached the referee and appeared to look in direction of the stands within the path of the insults.
An announcement was learn out over the stadium tannoy system warning followers the match wouldn’t be restarted till the chants had stopped. The sport finally resumed after a delay of a number of minutes.
“Racism is combated with schooling, condemnation and dialogue,” Infantino stated on a program aired by Italian state broadcaster RAI. “You may’t have racism in society or in soccer. In Italy the state of affairs hasn’t improved and that is severe.
“You’ll want to establish these accountable and throw them out of the stadiums. You want, as in England, the understanding of the penalty. You may’t be afraid to sentence racists, we have to fight them till they cease.”
The Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) advised CNN it’s ready to obtain a choice from the league’s disciplinary physique earlier than making a choice on any potential punishment.