MILAN (AP) — Juventus fans were banned from the Italian Cup match at Inter Milan on Thursday because of race-related incidents involving supporters in games between the teams.
Milan prefect Gian Valerio Lombardi made the decision Tuesday to close the visitor's section of San Siro stadium for the match.
Juventus supporters recently sang racist songs and displayed racist banners toward Inter striker Mario Balotelli, who is of Ghanaian descent.
Also Tuesday, the Italian soccer league banned Palermo fans from their match at Bari on Saturday because of security fears. Tickets for the visitor's section of San Nicola stadium will be offered to families, pensioners and school children.