Atalanta and Napoli Fined for Nasty Chants in Bergamo Thriller

There is just no stopping Napoli, as they cruised to a 2-1 win over Atalanta at the Gewiss Stadium, thanks to the winner by Eljif Emas in the first period that La Dea were unable to recover from in the second half. It was also a game marred by derogatory chants that has become commonplace in Italian football. In light of new developments, both teams have now been fined by the Sports Judge.

According to latest reports from Italian news agency ANSA (via TuttoAtalanta), Serie A Sports Judge Gerardo Mastrandrea took into account the viewpoints of several collaborators positioned at different ends of the stadium and came to a conclusion. Atalanta have received fivefold the fine Napoli have for the behavior of their fans.

First off, a fine of €12,000 has been handed to La Dea for ‘repeatedly chanting insulting choirs of territorial origin, as well as outrageous choirs of religious origin.’ They have also been fined €3,000 for ‘directing insulting chants towards the match director’, along with €10,000 for fans ‘throwing various objects on the pitch’ towards the opposition players, especially during their goal celebrations.

Napoli on the other hand, have been fined €5,000 for the Partenopei fans singing ‘insulting choruses aimed at Gian Piero Gasperini’.

The result arrives as a huge blow for Atalanta, who now reel in fourth place after the defeat – level on 27 points with Lazio – and two points behind reigning champions Milan. Meanwhile, the victory hands Napoli a six-point gap at the summit of the table.

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