Napoli condemned on Monday “so-called supporters” who induced chaos on a serious Italian motorway on the weekend by preventing with followers from rival membership Roma.
Napoli followers had been travelling to Genoa to see their group beat Sampdoria 4-0, whereas Roma supporters had been on their solution to AC Milan the place their group draw 2-2. Hardcore “extremely” supporters of each groups had been concerned in critical clashes on the A1 motorway on Sunday afternoon after they ran into one another on the Badia al Pino service station in Tuscany.
Nicknamed the “sunshine motorway,” the A1 runs from Naples to Rome after which all the best way to Milan in northern Italy.
“Napoli strongly condemns the behaviour by so-called supporters, who sadly nonetheless attend soccer matches in Italy, which concerned creating disruption and hazard for true followers,” Serie A frontrunner Napoli mentioned in a press release.
“Additionally they struck worry into individuals who had nothing to do with soccer on the A1 motorway.”
Movies posted on social media by public broadcaster RAI present dozens of supporters preventing with flares, belts and bats as police sirens blare within the background. Italian media report police as saying that the operating battles led to the motorway being blocked for 50 minutes, creating queues as much as 15 kilometres lengthy.
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“It was a loopy act which put in critical hazard individuals travelling on one of many nation’s most essential roads,” Roberto Rossi, chief public prosecutor in Arezzo, was quoted as saying.
Napoli highlighted how soccer hooliganism in England has been decreased for the reason that Nineteen Eighties, calling on the Italian authorities “to swiftly take applicable measures of a radical nature.”
“It’s unacceptable for violent individuals to journey throughout Italy and attend stadiums with none penalties,” added Napoli.
Soccer Federation chief Gabriele Gravina decried as “shameful what occurred,” including that “establishments can and should do extra.”
“These individuals don’t have anything to do with sport and needs to be punished,” he mentioned.
Soccer violence is nowhere close to as widespread in Italy because it was prior to now however every now and then high-profile clashes between followers put the problem again within the headlines. In December 2018 a fan was killed by a passing van throughout an enormous battle between Inter Milan and Napoli followers just some minutes stroll from the San Siro.