• Moroccans abroad: Mehdi Benatia was racially abused on live Italian TV after Turin derby

    Italian football has been hit by a second racist storm inside a week after Morocco defender Mehdi Benatia was insulted live on air during a post-match television interview with Italian state broadcaster Rai.

    Benatia was being interviewed following Juventus' 1-1 Serie A draw at home with city rivals Torino when it was cut embarrassingly short by what seemed like a studio technician's gaffe.

    As he was speaking to studio presenters about Juventus, Benatia heard a voice over his radio earpiece say: "What are you saying, shitty Moroccan?"

    The 30-year-old, who had been answering a question about Juventus winning their sixth consecutive Serie A title, stopped mid-sentence and said: "Who said that? What stupid person is speaking?"

    Presenters also heard the remark, but tried to brush it off, telling Benatia: "It seems there are some technical problems. No one here has been heard making any insults."

    A visibly angry Benatia wiped his brow as presenters thanked him for his time before bringing the interview to an abrupt end.

    It is thought the remark came from a careless studio technician who had left a microphone on, but it put racism firmly back in the spotlight a week after the controversy surrounding Ghana's Sulley Muntari.

    http://ghanasoccernet.com/video-morocco-defender-medhi-benatia-was-racially-abused-on-live-italian-tv-after-turin-derby

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