Italy's FA President Gabriele Gravina announces that VAR will be used to tackle racist chants. He discussed a partnership between the Ministry of Interior and the Police to use the available technology to identify the perpetrators in the stadiums.
Sky Sports quoted him saying “I don’t care about how many chants there are, but I do care about the principle behind them. Whether it’s done by one, two or ten individuals, it needs intervention - even one single person must be prosecuted.”
”Football clubs today can identify those responsible through technology: we have in mind an experiment that will surely lead to great results, and we will introduce it shortly.”
Gravina earlier in the year said that the approach need change by “isolating bad apples, not punishing collectively” per Football Italia.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has criticised Italian football authorities for "hiding the truth" about racism, after three cases of discriminatory chants during the four opening rounds of Serie A went unpunished.— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) September 24, 2019
Serie A has a notorious racism problem and over the past few months there have been incidents against the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Moise Kean, Franck Kessie, Kalidou Koulibably and Blaise Matuidi among others. This initiative is a step in the right direction to stamp out racism.