Italy coach Luciano Spalletti rues the media debacle engulfing the alleged racial abuse case involving Juan Jesus and Francesco Acerbi.

The episode occurred last Sunday during the Serie A showdown between Inter Milan and Napoli at San Siro.

The Brazilian defender spoke to the referee, accusing his Italian counterpart of addressing him while using a racial slur.

The Italian FA has now opened an investigation, with Acerbi risking a lengthy ban.

The 36-year-old had also joined five of his Nerazzurri teammates in the Italian national camp. However, the eruption of the racial abuse case sparked his departure shortly after his arrival at Coverciano.

The veteran has now resumed training at Appiano Gentile along with his Inter teammates who didn’t receive call-ups for the March international break.

For his part, Spalletti believes this case has been overblown by the media.

Italy Coach Luciano Spalletti Calls For Serenity In The Media Over Francesco Acerbi & Juan Jesus Case

Hence, the Italy manager calls for serenity while describing both players as good persons.

“There is more talk about the case than actual events,” noted Spalletti in his pre-match press conference via FcInterNews.

“We need to slow down a bit and act with serenity. I know both of them, they are two good guys.

“There is perhaps more publicity than what had actually happened.”

In the meantime, the Azzurri are preparing to take on Venezuela in the first of two friendlies held in the United States.

The encounter takes place this evening at The Chase Stadium in Florida, the home of Leo Messi’s Inter Milan.