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Anger at Juventus for offensive text

Juventus director Pavel Nedved.

“Unacceptable, sad, morally harmful and outrageous”, so call the technical director Pavel Nedved the. “The problem is not only in Florence, but in all the stadiums in Italy.”

Near the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence, Saturday, with black graffiti with the text ” the Heysel -39’ chalked, a reference to dead during the heysel tragedy in 1985 in Brussels where 39 people were killed, among whom many fans of Juventus. Below it was Scirea brucia all inferno!’ (Scirea, fire in hell). That was about Gaetano Scirea, former captain and clubicoon of Juventus in the seventies and eighties, so many successes celebrated with the ’Old Lady’.

“It is difficult to comment on the texts we have seen,” said Nedved shortly before the kick-off. “On the day that our players pay tribute to the deceased leader Davide every unit of Fiorentina, is our old captain Gaetano Scirea so offended. A shame.”

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