Atalanta-Fiorentina Clash Halted Due to Racist Abuse


Fiorentina's match at Atalanta on Sunday was briefly halted in the first half due to racist abuse directed toward Fiorentina defender Dalbert.

With just over a half hour gone in the Serie A game at Stadio Ennio Tardini, referee Daniele Orsato signalled for the game to be stopped after Dalbert indicated he'd heard the abuse.

The game was brought to a halt as an announcement was read over the stadium loudspeaker imploring fans to halt the abuse.

The statement was drowned out by boos and whistles from the Atalanta supporters.

After a brief pause the game was resumed, with Fiorentina leading 1-0 after a goal from Federico Chiesa.

The incident on Sunday was yet another blight on Italian football, with the racist behaviour of some fans under the spotlight in the early season.

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