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Atalanta 'disassociates' itself from fans' racist chants

BERGAMO, Italy (AP) Atalanta issued a statement "disassociating" itself from racist chants by its fans, while several prominent figures in Italy on Monday applauded a decision to halt the club's Serie A game because of the abuse.

Atalanta's 2-2 draw with Fiorentina was suspended briefly during the first half due to chants aimed at Fiorentina fullback Dalbert Henrique, a Brazilian player who is black.

However, the Italian league's judge announced Monday that he has yet to decide whether Atalanta warrants punishment.

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