Yesterday, at the cathedral of Fermo in central Italy, hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of Emmanuele Chidi Nnamdi, a Nigerian migrant who was killed by a right-wing football fan, Amedeo Mancini, in a racist attack. .
Nnamdi, 36, died in hospital after he was punched by farmer Mancini, during a fight which broke out after Mancini called Nnamdi’s wife Chinyere an “African monkey”. .
Mancini, 39, admitted to police that he had insulted the woman, but said he believed the pair had been about to steal a car, and only assaulted Nnamdi after the latter hit him first with a road sign.