Juventus fined for banner offending crash victims
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
Meanwhile, Torino was fined ?25,000 ($32,500) after its fans
destroyed seats and wash rooms inside the year-old Juventus