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Roma apologise to former Leeds midfielder Ronaldo Vieira after he’s racially abused whereas taking part in for Sampdoria


Roma have issued an apology to former Leeds midfielder Ronaldo Vieira after he was racially abused whereas taking part in for Sampdoria on Sunday.

The 2 golf equipment performed out a goalless draw, which was overshadowed by reported monkey chants directed at Vieira by travelling Roma followers.

Ronaldo Vieira left) is the most recent footballer to endure racial abuse this season
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The 21-year-old joined Sampdoria in a £7.7million transfer from Leeds in 2018 after coming by way of the ranks to make 71 appearances for the Championship membership.

When requested in regards to the racial abuse, Vieira stated: “I heard it however I don’t wish to discuss it. This occurs too typically, it shouldn’t be this fashion.”

Roma tweeted: “AS Roma wish to apologise to Ronaldo Vieira for the racist boos he was subjected to.

“Roma doesn’t tolerate racism of any sort and the membership will help the authorities in figuring out and subsequently banning any people discovered responsible of racially abusing the midfielder.”

Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport say an announcement was made by way of the stadium’s PA system warning Roma followers the sport can be suspended if the chants continued.


Fourth official Antonio Giua took observe of the abuse.

Final month, Roma banned a supporter for all times after sending racial abuse to defender Juan Jesus on social media.

Vieira is the most recent participant to endure racial abuse this season, with Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Kurt Zouma among the many casualties within the Premier League.





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