Juve punished for racism

MILAN - An Italian league sports judge on Monday ordered Juventus to play a match behind closed doors because of the racist insults hurled by fans at Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli during a Serie A match.

MILAN - An Italian league sports judge on Monday ordered Juventus to play a match behind closed doors because of the racist insults hurled by fans at Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli during a Serie A match.

League Judge Gianpaolo Tosel issued the ruling two days after Saturday's match at Turin's Olympic stadium, the ANSA news agency reported.

Balotelli, who scored Inter's goal in the 1-1 draw with Juventus, was the subject of repeated racial slurs and chants during the match.

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti said he would have pulled the Italian league leaders off the field had he been at the stadium. - Sapa-AP

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