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Racism has been recurrent in Italy's football matches during this season, with fans often shouting monkey chants to Black players in the stadium.

The decision comes after Russia's Anti Doping Agency was declared non-compliant for manipulating laboratory data handed over to investigators in January 2019.

Last year, letters from Palestine, as well as a huge social media campaign and actions on the ground in Buenos Aires and Barcelona, convinced Argentina to cancel a friendly match planned in Jerusalem.

The Brescia football player stopped the game when he picked the ball up and volleyed it into the offending section of the stadium, while his team-mates, Verona players and officials convinced him not to leave the field before referee Maurizio Mariani initiated the anti-racism protocol.

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