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Napoli, Roma Followers Given Two-Month Away Recreation Ban After Motorway Brawl | Soccer Information

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Napoli and Roma followers have been banned from travelling to away video games for 2 months after final weekend’s mass brawl which triggered chaos on a significant Italian motorway, Italy’s Inside Ministry stated on Saturday. Hardcore “extremely” supporters of each groups had been concerned in operating battles on the A1 motorway on Sunday after they met on the Badia al Pino service station in Tuscany on their option to matches at Sampdoria and AC Milan, creating queues of as much as 15 kilometres lengthy. Nicknamed the “sunshine motorway”, the A1 runs from Naples to Rome after which all the way in which to Milan in northern Italy and is one in every of Italy’s most essential roads.

In an announcement, the ministry stated it had ordered “the closure for 2 months from immediately (Saturday) of away sections of stadiums the place SSC Napoli and AS Roma play matches away from dwelling”.

The ban additionally extends to the promoting of tickets within the dwelling sections of those self same stadiums “to individuals who reside within the provinces of Naples and Rome”.

Serie A leaders Napoli host followers Roma within the league on January 29.

Followers of the 2 golf equipment who reside elsewhere within the nation haven’t been barred from shopping for tickets in dwelling sections, a typical prevalence at matches in Italy which not often results in bother.

Earlier on Saturday, Inside Minister Matteo Piantedosi stated he was set to approve the ban, telling reporters he needed to “think about a basic ban of the 2 units of followers for public order causes”.

Matches between Roma and Napoli are fiery affairs as a result of rivalry between two of Italy’s largest and most passionate fan bases.

The antipathy was made outright toxic after the deadly capturing of Napoli fan Ciro Esposito by a Roma supporter close to the Stadio Olimpico earlier than the 2014 Italian Cup closing.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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