Football You Missed, 5 Dec: Racism disgrace from the Italian media

Plus Milan celebrate their 120th anniversary this month, and a goalkeeping howler from South Korea.

4:34pm on Thursday 5th December 2019
Martin Macdonald


The latest instalment in the saga of racism in Italian football took another awful turn this week as newspaper Corriere dello Sport thought it appropriate to headline a picture of Chris Smalling up against Romelu Lukaku with the words 'Black Friday' as Roma and Inter prepare to face off in Serie A on Friday. The headline was pretty much condemned by everyone, including Roma, who tweeted their outrage.

It was condemned by most apart from, naturally, the newspaper itself, who released s a statement insisting that the use of the headline was "innocent".


On the 16th of December, Milan will celebrate their 120th anniversary as a football club after they were established by Englishman Herbert Kilpin. To commemorate this milestone, and to make a pretty penny, admitedly, the Rossoneri and Puma have released a new black, red, and gold kit which you can see below. And, as you can see, it is an absolute beauty.


Picture the scene. You go into the final game of the season three points clear of your nearest rivals. All you need is a point to become champions. Your nearest rivals win their game in hand, equaling points. Things start to go wrong, as you go two behind. Then, to go 3-1 behind, and eventually lose 4-1, and the title by A SINGLE GOAL on goal difference, your goalkeeper does this...


From the 2019-20 campaign, Scottish football coverage will be exclusively on Sky Sports after BT Sports lost out in a bidding war to show Scottish Premiership fixtures. One of the likely pundits on the coverage will be current co-presenter Kris Boyd, formerly of Kilmarnock and Rangers. What is 'Boydy's' ingenius plan to get fans to tune in, including perhaps football fans outside of Scotland? Yep, completely trash the quality on show on national television. Outstanding.

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