The past few days has been tough in Italy with the backlash of the racist attack on young Juventus attacker Moise Kean in Juventus game at Cagliari. The 18-year-old forward was racially abused after appearing to celebrate in front of Cagliari fans after netting the second goal in the 2-0 victory.

Italian international and club teammate Leornardo Bonucci statements after the game in which he suggested that the player was partly to blame for the abuse has not gone well in the footballing world. several current and former players of the game have condemned the statements with Manchester City legend Yaya Toure the latest to wade in on the matter.

The Ivorian speaking in a UEFA Equal Game conference revealed that the comments of Bonucci and coach Massimiliano Allegri were shameful and a disgrace. The 35-year-old further continues that the problem with racism in football was the lack of sufficient punishment for offenders.

According to him there has been little change in attitude by the governing bodies towards racism since he started playing the game.

This latest issue of racism in the Italian league is one of the many racism incidents that have occurred in European football in recent months. Danny Rose and Raheem Sterling were recently the subject of racist abuse in England’s away clash at Montenegro during the international break.

Sterling had also been racially abused in the EPL by a Chelsea fan towards the end of 2018. It is no surprise that Yaya Toure is incensed with Bonucci statements as he was give a dose of racism during his time at Ukraine side Metalurg Donetsk

The Italian FA have confirmed that they are looking into the case against Cagliari and it is most likely that the club would be hit with big sanctions.