Juventus Football Club is greatly perplexed by the decision reached by the FIGC’s Court of Appeal today. When the perpetrator of the crime was identified and arrested, we were able to demonstrate that the perpetrator:
- was inside the Stadio Olimpico in Turin for an event organised by another club, was not in possession of a ticket and did not appear on the list of Juventus fans present in the visiting supporters section
- was already subject to a ban on attending sporting events (D.A.SPO.)
- is not a Juventus season ticket holder.
It is thus unclear how the club can be held responsible, even objectively, for the perpetrator’s actions. Juventus and its fans must not be made to pay for the failings and inefficiencies of others.
Juventus Football Club will make recourse to the Italian National Olympic Committee’s Collegio di Garanzia dello Sport (Board of Arbitration for Sport) to contest today’s decision.