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Tuesday October 1 2013
San Siro avoids 'anti-Naples' ban

San Siro will not be closed after Milan fans reiterated their ‘discriminatory’ chants against Neapolitans.

There were fears Milan would be made to play a game behind closed doors, as the Curva Sud had already been shut as punishment for ‘discriminatory’ chants and banners insulting the people of Naples.

The ultras protested the decision during Saturday’s Milan-Sampdoria by printing up posters of the offensive chant and hurling other insults at the city.

However, the Disciplinary Commission released its report today and will not take any further action against Milan.

The rules introduced to combat racism in stadiums have also been widened to protect ‘territorial discrimination,’ as clubs from the poorer South of Italy are often insulted by Northern sides.

Roma are fined €5,000 and Atalanta €4,000 after fans threw fireworks on to the pitch.

There are also four players suspended for one match due to an accumulation of four yellow cards: Daniele Conti (Cagliari), Andrea Costa (Sampdoria), Nenad Krsticic (Sampdoria) and Marco Marchionni (Parma). 

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