Juventus fined for children’s insulting chants
Insulting chants by children who were invited by Juventus to
watch a weekend match have earned the club a €5,000 ($7,000)
The Italian league announced the penalty Tuesday after the young
fans targeted Udinese goalkeeper Zeljko Brkic during Sunday’s
match, which Juventus won 1-0.
Kickoff for the match was brought forward to allow more than
12,000 children to fill the stands behind each goal, replacing the
ultras which had been banned for insulting territorial chants
Other than the sporadic chants, however, the children were on
good behavior and the move was considered a success, meaning they
could be brought back for future matches around the league when
ultras are banned.