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Inter slapped with San Siro part-closure for racism

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Paul Pogba was subjected to racist taunts by certain Inter fans on Saturday © Getty Images
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Inter have been ordered to play their next home match with one end of San Siro closed as punishment for racist taunts by fans directed at Juventus players.

The two teams played out a 1-1 draw on Saturday with the game marred by certain Inter fans racially abusing Juventus duo Paul Pogba and Kwadwo Asamoah.

The Curva Nord section of San Siro will be closed for Inter's home match against Fiorentina on September 26. Inter were also fined €15,000 (£12,600).

It becomes the third occasion on which a team will play with part of their stadium closed due to fan racism in Serie A this season.

Lazio were handed the same sanction for their opening match against Udinese after racist chants in the Italian Super Cup against Juventus, while Roma were also penalised for their second match of the season after racism from fans towards AC Milan players at the end of last season.

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