Juventus “Ultras” unveil a shocking banner against their club President Andrea Agnelli. This incident took place during the Supercoppa Italiana Showdown between Juve and Inter Milan. The Supercoppa Italiana takes place every year between the Serie A and the Coppa Italia winners. Juve traveled to the San Siro stadium where they lost against the Serie A champions by 2-1.
While the match was going on, things took a different turn in the stands. The Old Lady supporters came out together to show their disbelief towards Juventus president Agnelli. Last year the Serie A giants could not retain the Scudetto for the tenth consecutive season and they are currently out of the Champions League spots as well.
The supporters of Juve are also known as the Ultras, had put out a banner which quoted “Agnelli muori”. The Ultras were wishing for Agnelli’s death as Agnelli muori means (Agnelli Die). Reports are suggesting that their anger on the club president is not because of Juve’s current performances.
An incident that took place in 2019 is reportedly the reason for the Ultras’ aggression on the 46-year-old. The Italian Police arrested about 12 Juventus Ultras for money laundering, violence, blackmailing, and extortion in connection with Ticket sales.
Juventus President Agnelli said the Ultras blackmailed the club in 2019
Reports dating back to 2019 indicate that the Ultras were in demand of free tickets and other extras for their betterment. The Ultras’ blackmailed Juventus with the threat of insulting chants that would generate fines. Agnelli testified that the Fan groups were getting very aggressive towards their demands for free tickets.
Andrea Agnelli testified himself by saying:-
“Juve have been forced to adhere to the demands of the ultras, aware of the possible negative consequences such as racist chants and other conduct likely to result in fines, bans or closure of the curva”.Agnelli said back in 2019
Meanwhile, the Ultras came out and expressed themselves in the light of the incident in 2019:-
“In 2018, in the light of events, seeing the evolution of the situation and our long-standing collaboration with the Police, we decided in agreement with my collaborators to file charges. We did this to leave written proof that we have been trying to fight this situation. A paper trail that did not exist until 2016.”they added
“I’ve always been aware that the ultra groups, with a series of threatening and even violent behaviour. They are able to blackmail and therefore damage the club. Even if the demands aren’t particularly violent, we are forced to adhere to them, knowing the possible negative consequences of chants or other behaviour which can lead to fines, or even stadium bans”.
Meanwhile, Bianconeri have been working with the authorities to investigate the whole situation. The Ultras’ are having a ban from entering Allianz stadium since that incident took place in 2019. They had also put out a banner that read, “Ultras liberi” (Ultras’ free) at the San Siro during the Supercoppa Italiana.
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