Inter Milan defender Francesco Acerbi remains “angry” despite receiving a not guilty verdict in the alleged racial abuse case involving Napoli’s Juan Jesus.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

Yesterday, Sporting Judge Gerardo Mastrandrea delivered his verdict in the case involving Acerbi and Jesus.

The judge decided that there was an absence of evidence that the Inter defender was guilty of racially abusing his Napoli counterpart.

Therefore, there will be no sanction for Acerbi. The 36-year-old risked a ban of at least ten matches had Mastrandrea found him guilty.

Francesco Acerbi Still “Angry” Despite Not Guilty Verdict In Racism Row

Acerbi has been silent since the verdict, so far at least.

The Italian international had insisted on his innocence after the alleged racial abuse incident.

Acerbi had spoken to reporters, declaring that he had not used any racially discriminatory language towards Jesus. He called the incident a “misunderstanding.”

And that is the same line that the former Lazio and Sassuolo defender took when he explained his version of events to Inter, and to Italian FA prosecutor Giuseppe Chine who was investigating the incident.

According to the Gazzetta, Acerbi will break his silence soon.

The 36-year-old could speak to the media about the case and the verdict as early as today.

And according to the Gazzetta, behind the scenes Acerbi is angry.

The Inter defender has constantly maintained his innocence. And he has felt hurt by the accusations that have come his way.

Yesterday’s verdict may have vindicated Acerbi, and mean that the player will not face any suspension.

But the Italian international still feels that there has been damage to his reputation.

In the meantime, Inter have not made any official statements regarding the incident. The club are keeping a low profile.