Black players from AC Milan’s Under-10 team allegedly suffered racist abuse at a tournament in Italy on Sunday, the club have announced.
The incidents took place during the 4-0 win over Paris St-Germain as Milan reached the semi-finals of the Universal Cup.
“There was alleged incidents of racism from certain ‘people’ in the stands towards Milan’s black players,” said a statement on the club website.
“We do not wish to magnify the issue, but truly hope that these reports aren’t true or that it was simply a sporadic incident.
“If they were to be confirmed, then it would be simply unacceptable.”
The Italian youth side defeated Benfica to clinch their spot in the final. Chelsea, Ajax, Inter Milan, Roma and Juventus are the other sides participating in the tournament in northern Tuscany.
Organisers have yet to respond to the allegation.