two Juventus supporters from Turin will be tried in Paris for racist acts

Two supporters of Juventus Turin will soon be judged in Paris. They are accused of having committed racist acts during the match between the Turin team and PSG which took place on Tuesday at the Parc des Princes.

Two Juventus Turin supporters will be tried in Paris for racist acts at the Parc des Princes during the match between PSG and the Italian club, AFP learned on Friday from the Paris prosecutor’s office. According to the ministry, they were part of a group of four people arrested on Tuesday on the sidelines of the meeting after viewing videos showing Italian supporters giving Nazi salutes or shouting like monkeys inside the Park. Identified via images from police CCTV cameras installed in the stadium, these four men were in the square reserved for supporters of the juvesaid a police source.

The Paris prosecutor’s office indicated that two of the three adults had been summoned on a date not yet determined to be tried by the criminal court of the capital, one for « public insult of a racist nature » and the other for « apology for crime against humanity ». Regarding the third major, the procedure was dismissed for lack of a sufficiently serious offense, according to the prosecution.

Regarding the minor, the procedure for « public insult » was dismissed « under the condition of a ban on appearing in Île-de-France for six months », further specified the public prosecutor.

UEFA, the body that governs European football, has announced the opening of disciplinary proceedings, with the appointment of a « inspector« responsible for investigating »suspicions of discriminatory behavior by Juventus supporters« during the meeting.

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