Inter Milan defender Francesco Acerbi will speak to investigators with the Italian FA prosecutors’ office about the alleged racism incident during Sunday’s match against Napoli by Friday.

This according to Sky Sport Italia journalist Matteo Barzaghi, who reported in a tweet. Barzaghi anticipates that if found guilty of racist abuse Acerbi could receive a ban of ten days, though it could be less if there are mitigating circumstances.

At the moment, the investigation into the alleged racist abuse during Sunday’s match between Inter and Napoli is ongoing.

Nerazzurri defender Acerbi continues to maintain that he did not direct a racial slur at Partenopei player Juan Jesus.

But the 36-year-old will have to give his story to the prosecutors now investigating the incident.

Prosecutor Giuseppe Chine is now heading up the investigation. He took over at the request of the Sporting Judge yesterday.

Chine will speak with Jesus, and with Acerbi. The prosecutor will aim to get both players’ versions of events.

Francesco Acerbi To Speak To Italian FA Prosecutor By Tomorrow

According to Barzaghi, Acerbi will not speak to Chine tomorrow.

But the former Lazio and Sassuolo defender should speak with the prosecutor soon after.

Acerbi should speak with Chine by the end of the current week.

The prosecutor will question the Inter defender and get the player’s version of events, comparing it to that of Napoli defender Jesus.

Then, it will be up to Chine and the FA prosecutors’ office to determine whether Acerbi’s denials hold any water.

Sky journalist Barzaghi confirms that Acerbi could face a ten-match suspension if Chine finds him guilty of racist abuse.

However, he anticipates, there could be the possibility of a shorter ban for the Italian international.

This would be the case if Chine finds that Acerbi is guilty of racist abuse, but with “mitigating circumstances.”