Thursday, March 30, 2023

Serie A: Italy orders two month ban on away matches for Roma and Napoli followers after clashes

Italy’s Inside Minister Matteo Piantedosi on Saturday ordered a two month ban on away matches for supporters of AS Roma and Napoli, after they clashed final Sunday forcing authorities to briefly shut the nation’s important motorway.

As a part of the order, sections at stadiums the place Roma and Napoli play away matches can be closed ranging from Saturday given “the seriousness of the episodes of violence that took place” and the “concrete danger that such behaviours could be repeated”, the inside ministry mentioned in a press release.

The minister additionally ordered a two month suspension of tickets gross sales for a similar matches to individuals residing within the provinces of Naples and Rome.

Supporters of Roma and Napoli, who’ve an extended historical past of enmity, on January 8 clashed in and round a motorway service station in Tuscany on the A1 motorway, the important thing street linking the north and south of Italy.

Napoli ultras threw stones and smoke bombs from the aspect of the street on the passing Roma followers, who stopped their minivans to retaliate. The skirmishes between hooded youths unfold to the service station forecourt earlier than police restored order.

Anticipating the signing of the order earlier on Saturday, Piantedosi mentioned the ban on away matches was “not (an) alternative” to particular person measures towards those that prompted the accidents.

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