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Wednesday July 22 2020
Atalanta fans donate money to hospital

Atalanta ultras donated €60,000 to a local hospital, the money they would’ve been owed for the Champions League match with Valencia played behind closed doors.

The club had reimbursed the supporters who had been due to make the trip to Valencia on March 10 to see the historic Round of 16 fixture.

Instead, 1,200 of them chose to donate the money to the local Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo.

Those funds were presented today, as a group of the ultras visited the facility.

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Sunday June 7 2020
Spadafora: 'No room for violent ultras'

Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora warns ‘there will be no room for violent ultras’ when Serie A and B stadiums reopen after clashes in Rome.

A protest march against the lockdown and Government was organised in Rome yesterday, including a congregation of various ultras groups and far-right political parties.

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Saturday June 6 2020
Ultras march descends into violence

Ultras from many Serie A and B clubs, plus representatives of Far-Right political parties, staged a protest in Rome that descended into violence.

The groups came together to protest the on-going lockdown measures and the way that the Italian Government has dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic.

It came just days after another smaller protest from the so-called Gillet Arancioni (Orange Gillet) group, who again were complaining that the country has not yet been completely opened up.

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Wednesday June 3 2020
Lazio fans represented in the stands

Lazio have launched an initiative to raise funds for charity and give fans the chance to make their presence felt by putting their images on cardboard cut-outs at the Stadio Olimpico.

The campaign is called ‘Tu non sarai mai sola’ (You’ll never be alone), with two different benefits stemming from the collaboration.

On the one hand, it’ll allow the fans to still be present when games are played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Wednesday May 20 2020
Lazio will let fans make their presence felt

Lazio have announced they will allow their fans to have a presence at the Stadio Olimpico when Serie A games resume – by putting their photographs on seats.

The league has been locked down since March 10, but the medical protocol for group training was finally agreed this week.

It’s believed this should allow fixtures to start up again from June 13-20, but naturally they’ll be behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sunday May 3 2020
Materazzi: 'Zidane, racist abuse and insults'

Marco Materazzi reveals what he said to Zinedine Zidane before the headbutt, but shows a lack of understanding when it comes to racist abuse. ‘Fines are so self-righteous now.’

The former Inter defender has always been a controversial figure, none more so than when he was knocked down flat by Zidane during the 2006 World Cup Final.

Speaking in an Instagram Live chat with Nicolò De Vitis, Matrix gave a slightly different version of what he said to Zidane.

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Thursday April 23 2020
Only in Serie A: Infamous San Siro scooter

Inter fans smuggling a scooter into the stands of San Siro would've been stupid enough, but setting fire to it and throwing the vehicle over the rail was pure madness.

Words: Livio Caferoglu

The 2000-01 season will go down as one of Inter’s worst in recent memory. Out of the Champions League at the qualifying stage, thrashed 6-0 by city rivals Milan and finishing almost 25 points behind Scudetto winners Roma in fifth place, the nadir of the Nerazzurri’s negative campaign came at San Siro on May 6, when they hosted Atalanta.

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Saturday March 7 2020
Inter fans ignore Coronavirus advice

Despite calls for all of Lombardy to be put under a lockdown due to the Coronavirus outbreak, over 300 Inter fans still gathered to wish their team well ahead of the Juventus game.

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 GMT and will be played behind closed doors.

Between 300 and 500 Inter ultras gathered together at the training ground today – where crowds have been banned – let off fireworks, put up banners and sang songs to cheer on the team as the bus drove away.

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Wednesday March 4 2020
Milan ultras: 'Wash dirty linen in private!'

The Milan ultras have released a statement urging their current and former directors to “wash your dirty linen in private” after a series of ugly public spats.

Over the last few days, director Zvonimir Boban has openly accused CEO Ivan Gazidis of “going behind our backs” by contacting coach Ralf Rangnick for next season, without informing Boban or Paolo Maldini.

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Sunday March 1 2020
Atalanta fans checked for Coronavirus

Atalanta sold 201 tickets for today’s Serie A game with Lecce, but only around 30 made the trip and are being checked for Coronavirus symptoms.

It kicks off at the Stadio Via del Mare at 14.00 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

This is one of only two games going ahead in Serie A today due to the Coronavirus outbreak, as Lecce is not one of the areas with cases of the disease.

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