Napoli defender Juan Jesus remains angry over the alleged racism scandal with Inter Milan’s Francesco Acerbi in the spring.

Speaking at a conference against racism in football, via FCInterNews, the Brazilian reiterated his version of events, and expressed his anger at being made to “look like a liar” in the incident.

One highly unfortunate incident during the Serie A season just gone took place during a match between Inter and Napoli.,

The incident in question occurred during an argument between Inter defender Acerbi, and his Napoli opposite number Jesus.

The Partenopei player went over to the referee to state that Acerbi had used a racial slur towards him.

There was subsequently an investigation into the incident.

The finding of the Sporting Judge and Italian FA prosecutors was that there was no conclusive evidence that Acerbi had used racist language towards Jesus.

That is not to say that the verdict was conclusive that Acerbi had not used discriminatory language. Only that there is no proof that he had done so, apart from Jesus’ word.

For his part, Napoli and former Inter and Roma defender Jesus has remained adamant. He has stuck to his story.

And Acerbi as well has insisted that he never used any racial slurs, and that Jesus had misheard him.

Juan Jesus Still Angry Over Francesco Acerbi Racism Row: “Made To Look Like A Liar”

After being found not guilty of using racist language, Acerbi was allowed to return to the pitch.

Therefore, the Italian international made appearances in Inter’s last ten matches of the season.

That does not mean that the incident does not continue to cast an unpleasant shadow. Particularly given the undeniable fact that racism and discrimination are still problems in football.

Napoli defender Jesus said that “I tried to be the better man at the end of the match.”

The 32-year-old had initially said that “What happens on the pitch stays on the pitch” during his post-match remarks.

Jesus said that Acerbi had apologized. And that he had forgiven the 36-year-old Inter defender.

The Napoli defender continued that “My career speaks for itself. I’ve always acted correctly.”

Jesus said that “He wanted to deny what I was saying, even though I’d protected him, going to great lengths to do so.”

“Being made to look like a liar seemed like a distortion of the situation to me,” Jesus lamented.