Cristiano Ronaldo has hit out at supporters who allegedly racially abused Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly during his side’s Serie A clash with Inter Milan on Wednesday.
The Senegalese defender was sent off late on in Napoli’s 1-0 defeat to Inter Milan.
Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti asked the officials to suspend the game during the match as he heard ‘monkey chants’ aimed at Koulibaly.
The defender was sent off for two bookable offences after he made a rash challenge and then sarcastically applauded the referee.
Koulibaly was clearly affected by the taunts towards him and Juventus star Ronaldo says society needs ‘education and respect’ to ensure there’s not a repeat of the incident.
“In the world and in football I always want education and respect,” said Ronaldo.
Ancelotti appealed three times for the officials to suspend the match but they refused to do so.