Furious Juventus fans revolt against the Italian court’s decision to dock the Serie A giants 15 POINTS following an investigation into the club’s transfer dealings… after prosecutors had only requested a nine-point deduction
- Juventus have been deducted 15 points after an investigation into their transfers
- Tottenham chief Fabio Paratici has been handed a two-and-a-half year ban
- Fans have protested by sharing photos of them cancelling their TV subscriptions
Furious Juventus fans are protesting against the Italian court’s decision to dock the Serie A giants 15 points following an investigation into the club’s transfer dealings.
With 20 games left to play in this season, Juventus were third in Serie A, 10 points adrift of leaders Napoli.
But the points deduction – ruled by the national football federation (FIGC) – pushes them down into mid-table, outside the spots for European competition.
Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus have been deducted 15 points after an investigation into the club’s transfer dealings
Italian fans and media have revolted against the decision. Tuttosport said ‘Injustice is done’ on their front page
The ruling is tougher than a nine-point deduction a football prosecutor had requested earlier on Friday during a hearing looking at the way Juventus, Italy’s most successful club, and a number of other teams dealt with player exchange deals.
It also decided on a 30-month ban for Tottenham’s managing director Fabio Paratici, who is Juventus’s former sporting director.
The football court also ruled that former Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli be banned from holding office in Italian football for 24 months.
Fans have responded to the news by sharing screenshots of them cancelling their Dazn and Sky Pay TV subscriptions for the season.
The Italian media has also fought back against the ban that they deem incredibly harsh.
Ex-Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli has been hit with a two-year ban from Italian football
Tottenham chief Fabio Paratici has been banned from Italian football for 30 months
The front page of Tuttosport has the headline ‘Injustice is done’ in retaliation to the punishment.
Meanwhile former Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio controversially posted on Twitter: ‘It is called capital gain: In economic language, an increase in value, a positive difference between two values of the same asset referring to different moments.
‘From this evening I would also add that only Juventus is sanctioned, even if used by all clubs.’
All of the clubs’s and players’ social media accounts have been stormed by fans who have expressed their disappointment at the news.
Fans are demanding Juventus take concrete action now. They are asking the new Board of Directors to look at taking legal action to protect the image of the club.
Juventus have denied wrongdoing and said their accounting was in line with industry standards.
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