Inter Milan defender Francesco Acerbi feels that the alleged racism incident with Napoli defender Juan Jesus was a “misunderstanding.”

Speaking to reporters, via FCInter1908, the 36-year-old gave his account of the incident, and firmly denied that he had racially abused the Partenopei player during yesterday’s Serie A match.

Acerbi has been at the centre of a controversial incident involving an alleged racist insult towards Napoli defender Jesus.

The Brazilian had gone over the referee Federico La Penna during yesterday’s Serie A match. He told the match official that Acerbi had used racist language with him.

However, the Inter player has denied that he said anything racist to Jesus.

The question, if it is true that Acerbi did not say any racist words, would then be why Jesus would have said that he did to the referee.

But according to the Nerazzurri defender, there was a “misunderstanding.”

He claims that Jesus had thought that he said something that in reality he did not.

Francesco Acerbi: Alleged Racism Incident A “Misunderstanding”

Acerbi said that “I haven’t heard from Juan Jesus.”

“But what I can definitely say is that certain words did not come out of my mouth.”

The Inter defender said that “In my opinion, there must have been a misunderstanding of something I’d said.”

Acerbi continued that “On the issue of racism, I hope that the fight continues in every part of the world.”

“A lot of things happen on the pitch,” he went on.

“It’s normal to say certain things when you’re playing football. But when the whistle blows you shake hands and everything goes back to the way that it was before.”

Acerbi said that “I’m sorry to be leaving the national team camp. But it’s what’s right.”

And as far as whether he will be meeting with Inter to discuss this issue right away, Acerbi said “No. I’m going to be with my daughter.”