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Soccer: Northern League councillor probed for racist chants

Among six suspected over suspension of AC Milan friendly

Soccer: Northern League councillor probed for racist chants

(see related story) Milan, January 7 - A young local councillor for the Northern League is among six people being probed over the racist chants that led to AC Milan's friendly against fourth-tier Pro Patria being abandoned last week. Riccardo Grittini, a 22-year-old student, is also the executive councillor for sport and youth policies for the council of Corbetta, which is near Milan and Pro Patria's home Busto Arsizio. Opposition parties have called on Grittini to step down but Corbetta Mayor Antonio Balzarotti has said he will stay in his executive for now. The League, which wants strict controls on immigration, has sometimes been accused of xenophobia.

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