Thursday October 10 2013
Milan ultras: 'We're not racist'

Milan ultras insist it is “senseless” to say they are racist, instead “they’re trying to create monsters to hide the real problems.”

The Rossoneri have been ordered to play their next home game against Udinese behind closed doors after chants against Neapolitans that constituted ‘territorial discrimination.’

Other ultras from around Italy have said they’ll join in a protest, including Inter, Juventus and Brescia.

“Have we ever had racist attitudes, sung racist songs or shown racist banners?” Luca Lucci of the Curva Sud Milano group told

“To think the words ‘racism’ and ‘Curva Sud’ could be placed together is senseless and unfair. We are evaluating what to do next, but we certainly will not stop!

“It is an issue of liberty. They want to gag us and create monsters to slap on the front page of their newspapers, perhaps to hide the real problems that afflict the clubs.”

Meanwhile, police in Rome are on high alert for the rescheduled Serie A match between Roma and Napoli.

It had been due for Saturday October 19, but moved to Friday October 18 because it would have clashed with a huge protest march in the city.

Even though the match is now 24 hours earlier, there are still fears as over 3,000 Napoli fans are expected to travel for the game.

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