Serie A 2017-05-09 9:59 AM

Fifa president Gianni Infantino says he will speak to Pescara’s Sulley Muntari following his claims of receiving racial abuse during a recent game.

Muntari was sent off against Cagliari on 30 April after after his protests and requests to stop the game. He believes Fifa and Uefa are “not taking racism seriously”.

Infantino, who heads world football’s governing body, has vowed to fight the “idiots” who perpetrate racism.

Fifa was heavily criticised for disbanding its anti-racism task force last September.

Fifa defended this decision, with secretary general Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura saying that it had fulfilled the mandate for which it was set up in 2013.

Infantino pledged “full solidarity” with player Muntari, who has had his one-match ban for the red card against Cagliari overturned by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC).

“I will speak to Muntari, we will work together,” said Infantino, who also said he intends to talk to the head of the Italian FA, Carlo Tavecchio.

“Unfortunately idiots, there are always idiots everywhere but we have to fight them. We have to work on the people.”

At the weekend, Juventus’ Morocco defender Medhi Benatia cut short a post-match television interview on Sunday after claiming to hear a racist insult in his earpiece.

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