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Egonu gets support from Draghi after racist abuse


MILAN (AP) — Italian Premier Mario Draghi called Paola Egonu to offer his support after the volleyball star threatened to quit the national team following racist abuse. A video emerged of Egonu talking to her agent and crying after Italy beat the United States to take bronze at the world volleyball championship on Saturday. Egonu says: “It’s my last match in the national team … They asked me why I was Italian.” Egonu later appeared to have rethought her decision to quit the national team but the 23-year-old did say she needed a break.

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