Last weekend the Derby d’Italia turned ugly when Inter Milan fans clashed with Juventus fans. The Milan fans were upset that Juventus had tied the game up.
Officials acted quickly to identify the fans and ban them.
From ESPN FC:
“The organisation expresses particular satisfaction for the work carried out by the Milan Police authorities, which has led to the identification of nine people charged with grievous bodily harm and with climbing over barriers,” read a note from the Osservatorio.
“As a result, anti-social (DASPO) orders have been served and their fans’ membership cards have been revoked. The rapid identification of those responsible was made possible by the fact all tickets bear the possessor’s name, there is an efficient surveillance system in the Stadio Meazza, and there was the collaboration of numerous fans, who did not hesitate in sharing their views of the attack on tablets and smartphones.
“All of this confirms that our rigorous strategy is contributing significantly to making Italian stadia lawful venues.”
The fans are banned from stepping into a stadium through out Italy. Inter Milan as an organization was also punished for racial chants and will have to play with a partially empty stadium against Fiorentina this weekend.