Wednesday July 6 2011
New Juve 'want equal treatment'

Juventus presented their new jerseys, but President Andrea Agnelli also commented on the contested 2006 Inter Scudetto. “We want equal treatment.”

The club held a large event at their new stadium, which will be officially inaugurated on September 8, to unveil the Nike strip for this season.

“It is a significant event because it is held in the new stadium, an arena that can change football in Italy,” said Agnelli.

“We present the new Nike shirts and do it in the most intimate area of the stadium: the locker rooms. This is where the 2011-12 Juventus season begins.”

Fabio Quagliarella modelled the training strip, while Claudio Marchisio, Andrea Pirlo, Gianluigi Buffon and Alessandro Del Piero also lined up with the new shirts.

Naturally, President Agnelli was asked about the contested 2006 title, which was stripped from Juventus and handed to Inter. New evidence puts the fate of that trophy in doubt, although it has now passed the statute of limitations.

“We have requested that Inter's title be revoked purely because we want everyone to be treated equally.

“So much has been said in the last few days, but out fear is that they will decide not to decide: that would be the worst thing of all. Something unclear has certainly emerged.

“I want respect from the institutions, I want respect for Juventus, for these players and everyone at the club.

“This is a club that made Italian football history. We have always showed respect for the sporting authorities and are the only side to have suffered real damage in this whole affair. Now we ask for equal treatment.

“I hope there is a decision on July 18. We have the resources to move even beyond the sporting justice system, but at this moment we don't want to do that and will wait to see how the FIGC proceeds.”

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