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Wed, 17 Jul 2019

When Juventus ultras have more money to spend than Arsenal football club

When Juventus ultras have more money to spend than Arsenal football club

The Serie A has always been infamous in its exhibition of ferocity by the fans. In present days, a host of Nazi symbolism, such as swastikas, Roman salutes, Celtic crosses, Wehrmacht eagles, have been prevalent during the matches. Now, the Bianconeri ultras have taken it a step ahead, with the recent discovery of an “Arsenal” of weapons from Qatar, raided by the Turin police.

When Juventus ultras have more money to spend than Arsenal football club
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@thecasualultra posted the news on Twitter.

The raids, carried out by the Divisione Investigazioni Generali e Operazioni Speciali or DIGOS, led to arrests of three of these “Ultras”- one of them is Fabio Del Bergiolo, a member of ‘Forza Nuova’, a Neo-Nazi political party based in Italy.

Turin’s DIGOS, Carlo Ambra said in a statement: “Connections were found between these Neo-Fascist and Neo-Nazi groups and ultras groups, in particular, Juventus and the Drughi Giovinezza section.

“There are also connections with more traditional Juventus fan groups and other far-right militants.”

@360Sources posted a video on their twitter handle, where the police are shown to observe a missile- one of the objects found in the raid.

Several retweets followed up on the incident.

@VictorDavid__ mocked English side Arsenal, saying that the Old Lady’s ultras have a higher budget than the Gunners.

@robin_grant_85 took an opportunity to bash UEFA for their history of terming Premier League fans problematic.

This incident is an addition to the list of examples of how dangerous the far-right Italian groups are, along with the huge percentage of racism still evident among the fans- Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly became a victim of racial slur ‘monkey chants’ last year.

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