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Juventus hit with stadium closure

Juventus supporters display a giant flag at their Italian Serie A soccer match against Palermo at the Juventus stadium in TurinThe Juventus Stadium will be partially closed for Juventus’ next two Serie A games as a result of insulting chants during Sunday’s 3-0 win against Napoli.

The Curva Sud and Curva Nord will both be closed for the visit of Udinese on Dec. 1 while only the south stand will remain closed for the clash with Sassuolo. The punishment, announced by the Italian Lega Serie A, could be followed by a full stadium closure should there be more similar incidents at future Bianconeri games.

Nine occasions were counted by Lega representative in which Juve fans made chants of a geographically discriminatory nature towards Napoli fans at the weekend. The club were already carrying a one-year suspended punishment following similar chants during the recent Serie A game with Genoa.

Furthermore, Juve have been ordered to pay a fine of €50,000 with an additional €10,000 owing due to the lighting of flares by their fans. Napoli have been ordered to pay €50,000 for throwing flares and fireworks at the home supporters, resulting in four people requiring first aid attention.