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'We won't fall for these stereotypes... respect for the Veronese people': Hellas Verona DENY fans racially abused AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie... insisting 'whistles' were directed at the referee Hellas Verona became the latest club in to be accused of racist chanting There were allegations that AC Milan ace Franck Kessie was being abused But the club have called for more 'respect' by denying claims in a statement 

By Nathan Salt For Mailonline

Published: 10:22 BST, 16 September 2019 | Updated: 12:23 BST, 16 September 2019

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Hellas Verona have insisted their supporters did not racially abuse AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie. 

Milan ran out 1-0 winners at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi on Sunday but the game soon became overshadowed by allegations of 'monkey noises' being made towards the Ivorian midfielder. 

But Hellas Verona looked to tackle the topic head on by issuing a statement through their social media accounts on Monday morning.  

AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie was allegedly racially abused by Hellas Verona supporters

AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie was allegedly racially abused by Hellas Verona supporters

A statement from the club denied claims as they called for 'more respect for Veronese people'

A statement from the club denied claims as they called for 'more respect for Veronese people'

The

: 'The boos to Kessie? The insults to Donnarumma? Perhaps someone's been dazed by the decibels of the Gialloblu fans.

'What did we hear? Whistles, inevitably, for the the refereeing decisions that still

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