San Siro’s Curva Nord will not make the trip to Turin for the clash between Juventus and Inter this Sunday. The representatives of the fans announced it on Facebook: “We will not provide any explanation to avoid fueling the usual pointless controversies cooked up by the journalists. We have our reasons, and that should be enough. All the leaders of the groups share the same sentiment. It is a painful choice, but it is inevitable. No big-ticket game, not even the most important one, can tarnish our essence. We are the multitude that becomes one.”
According to Corriere dello Sport, the supporters are protesting against the lofty ticket prices, €55. Moreover, it is necessary to register to the Bianconeri’s website to buy them. The Fiorentina Ultras refused to attend a game at the Stadium back in November for the same reason. Juventus-Inter will be part of the first Serie A matchday in two years with full attendance and scarce rules to enter.
Hakan Calhanoglu spoke about the big match in an interview with SportMediaset from Turkey: “I will need to get back into the thick of things in Serie A once I return from international duties. Juventus-Inter will be akin to a final for us. We will have to do everything in our power to bring home three points. Milan are currently top of the league, and Napoli are right there too, but we have a game in hand. I hope we will be able to surpass them through a string of wins.”