Lameck Banda, Chipolopolo star, receives racist chants from Lazio supporters

Lameck Banda of Zambia and Samuel Umtiti of Lecce were subjected to racial taunts from visiting Lazio fans on Wednesday in Italy’s Serie A.

According to the AFP news agency, the referee interrupted the game in the second half due to the racial slurs.

Umtiti, a player for France, was the main target of the insults.

Lecce, who prevailed 2-1, afterwards commended their supporters for calling out Umtiti’s name in response to the taunts.

The club claimed in a tweet that the encouraging cheers drowned out the racist ones.

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