The official prosecutors of the Italian FA are officially investigating an alleged racism incident between Francesco Acerbi and Juan Jesus.

Italian news outlet report that a judge with the Lega Serie A has formally requested an investigation from the FIGC prosecutors’ office to determine whether any racist insults took place.

The controversy regarding alleged racist remarks by Inter defender Acerbi towards Napoli counterpart Jesus have certainly overshadowed anything else on the pitch from Sunday’s match.

During the match, Jesus told referee Federico La Penna that Acerbi had used a racist slur against him.

Yesterday, Acerbi spoke to deny that he had used any racist slurs or showed any discriminatory intent.

But then, Napoli defender Jesus responded on Instagram. The 32-year-old claimed that Acerbi has in fact apologized on the pitch, but is now changing his story.

Naturally, the footballing authorities will have to find out the truth of the matter.

If Acerbi is found to have racially abused Jesus, he could face a significant suspension.

Italian FA Prosecutors Begin Investigation Of Acerbi Jesus Alleged Racism Incident

Sports judge of the Lega Serie A, Gerardo Mastrandrea, had already begun investigating the incident in Sunday’s match.

The judge had looked over the match report by referee La Penna.

But Mastrandrea found that he was unable to come to any definitive conclusions about the incident.

Therefore, the judge has found it necessary to request further assistance. He has formally requested the intervention of the prosecutors’ office of the Italian FA.

So now the prosecutors will officially begin their investigation to try and determine in more depth whether Acerbi used racist language against Jesus.

It will be prosecutor Giuseppe Chine who leads the investigation.

This will include speaking with both Acerbi and Jesus in the coming days.

Moreover, the investigators will also review any available video footage. And they could also speak with other players who were near the incident, and with the match officials.