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Fikayo Tomori & Mike Maignan racially abused during AC Milan's win over Cagliari

Jack Gallagher
Maignan was racially abused by Cagliari fans
Maignan was racially abused by Cagliari fans / Enrico Locci/GettyImages

AC Milan duo Fikayo Tomori and Mike Maignan were subjected to racist abuse by Cagliari fans on Saturday evening.

The pair were targeted by a section of Cagliari ultras during Milan's crucial 1-0 win at the Sardegna Arena - a win which sees I Rossoneri move three points clear at the top of the Serie A table.

A brawl erupted after the full-time whistle due to the abuse both players received, with Maignan then cupping his ears in front of the Cagliari fans in defiance of their chanting.

Speaking after the game, AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli confirmed that Maignan had reported the racist abuse to him.

"Mike told me there was racist abuse from behind the goal. It's always sad when these things happen, nobody deserves that."

Milan released a statement on Twitter following the game condemning the racist chanting, highlighting that it occurred during a game dedicated to the stand against racism.

"This Serie A matchday was dedicated to the stand against racism, but there’s still a long road ahead and we must keep on fighting together."

This is not the first time this sort of incident has occurred at a Cagliari game - Moise Kean and Sulley Muntari both having been subjected to racist chanting by Cagliari ultras in recent years.

The FIGC’s Federal Prosecutor Giuseppe Chinè has opened an investigation into the incident at the Sardegna Arena.