Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has hit back after alleged racial chanting during his team’s loss to Inter on Wednesday.
The Senegal international has called out fans who subjected him to racist insults during Napoli’s 1-0 loss to Inter at the San Siro.
A late goal from Lautaro Martinez ensured the home team picked up all three points and reduced the gap behind Carlo Ancelotti’s side to five points.
After the game, Ancelotti said Napoli requested the match be suspended on three separate occasions due to fans directing racial chants at Koulibaly.
The former AC Milan manager claimed there were warnings issued to fans in the stadium but that the chants continued regardless.
On Twitter, Koulibaly, who was shown a red card towards the end of the game, told his followers that he is “proud” of his heritage and glad to be a part of the Partenopei.
“I’m sorry for the defeat and above all for having left my brothers!” he wrote.
“But I’m proud of the colour of my skin. Of being French, Senegalese, Neapolitan: man.”
Mi dispiace la sconfitta e sopratutto avere lasciato i miei fratelli!
Però sono orgoglioso del colore della mia pelle. Di essere francese, senegalese, napoletano: uomo.
— Koulibaly Kalidou (@kkoulibaly26) December 26, 2018