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Juventus fined for banner offending crash victims

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MILAN (AP)

Juventus has been fined ?10,000 ($13,000) after its fans unveiled an offensive banner during the 3-0 derby win over Torino that referred to the 1949 plane crash that wiped out nearly the entire ''Grande Torino'' squad.

The huge banner read - in translation - ''We of Turin pride and glory, you just a crash.''

The crash occurred in May 1949 as Torino was winning its fifth straight Serie A title. It hasn't won since.

Former Italy international Sandro Mazzola, whose father was killed in the crash, said Saturday's incident was ''a sign that we are in a country that has fallen to a real low point - in every aspect.''

Meanwhile, Torino was fined ?25,000 ($32,500) after its fans destroyed seats and wash rooms inside the year-old Juventus Stadium.



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