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Juventus fined $39,000 for racism

Tuesday - 4/23/2013, 3:48pm  ET

MILAN (AP) -- Juventus has been fined about $39,000 after fans chanted racist slurs and unfurled a provocative banner during its 1-0 weekend win over AC Milan.

In imposing the 30,000-euro penalty, the Serie A sporting judge cited a racist chant, an "insulting" chorus and an "offensive" banner unfurled during Sunday's match.

Juventus insisted it was committed to ending racism at its matches and complained it was being singled out. Juventus said in a statement Monday on its website that such penalties should be applied "elsewhere with the same accuracy and co-operation from clubs."

Juventus won after Arturo Vidal converted a second-half penalty kick when Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia tripped Kwadwo Asamoah.


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