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Corriere dello Sport editor stands by controversial headline

Corriere dello Sport's editor Ivan Zazzaroni insists his 'Black Friday' headline isn't racist.

The newspaper has been criticised for the headline and featuring Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku and Roma defender Chris Smalling on the front page.

Zazzaroni told Radio 24: “Someone please tell me, what's racist about this headline? Do you know how many similar headlines I've done over the last 40 years? Why do I have to explain myself to the Internet?

“Having Lukaku and Smalling on the front page is a strong message, they are two great players, they were both at Manchester United, while Black Friday is everywhere right now because of the sales. So why not use it?

“If people want to battle racism, they need to look elsewhere at serious issues. This headline, as explained and clarified, cannot be called racist.

“Those who say that monkey noises in a stadium are not racist, those are the people who are shameful. This is just a headline that fits in with the context.

“If we continue to stall everything to aid some false moralism, then nobody can write anything anymore."

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