Tuesday September 17 2019
Juve ultras boycott Madrid game

Juventus ultras are abandoning the Champions League trip to Atletico Madrid in protest at recent arrests of group leaders.

The Bianconeri begin their tournament tomorrow evening at the Wanda Metropolitano, but won’t have as many fans attending as expected.

According to Tuttosport, those ultras who had bought tickets to the away fixture have decided to stay home and give up on the expensive journey as part of their protest against the club.

It comes after 12 leaders of Juventus ultras groups were arrested yesterday for criminal conspiracy, blackmail, money laundering and violence.

Juve President Andrea Agnelli had collaborated with the investigation, claiming the ultras had “blackmailed” the club by threatening to engage in racist chants or other behaviour likely to result in fines.

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