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Korea files complaint after Russian coach’s racist gesture

Aug 08,2019
Sergio Busato [SCREEN CAPTURE]
The Korean national volleyball federation said Wednesday it will lodge a complaint against a Russian women’s team coach for a racist gesture following a recent match.

Russia defeated Korea in the final Group E match of the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Intercontinental Olympic Qualification Tournament in Kaliningrad, Russia, on Sunday.

In a post-match celebration, Sergio Busato, an Italian-born assistant coach for Russia, was photographed making the slant-eye, racist gesture.

FIVB, the international volleyball federation, isn’t known to have specific rules against racist acts.

The Korea Volleyball Association (KVA) will still send complaints to FIVB and the Volleyball Federation of Russia.