At least the beer bottles were empty when they threw them.
Angry Juventus supporters screamed abuse and pelted their under-performing idols with beer bottles and eggs on Sunday as worrying outbreaks of violence scarred Italian football. Juventus’ Brazilian midfielder Felipe Melo, left, reacts after scoring a goal during their Serie A soccer match against Atalanta at the Olympic Stadium in Turin, Italy, Sunday, March 28, 2010. The Juventus team were confronted by crowds of fans ahead of their Serie A home clash against Atalanta as they left their team hotel to board a bus to take them to Turin’s Stadio Olimpico.
Three players in particular were targeted – Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro, French full-back Jonathan Zebina and Brazil midfielder Felipe Melo. Zebina was shown on TV to have been punched on the neck by a fan. He later claimed there were racial overtones to the abuse he suffered. Zebina has had a running feud with Juventus fans since flashing his middle finger at a group of supporters after being sent-off against Fulham last week in the team’s dispiriting Europa League exit.
Angry Juventus fans attack own team with bottles, eggs – Times LIVE
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