An angry Massimiliano Allegri confronted a Juventus fan in the stands who was allegedly constantly abusing the club’s players during the Serie A match against Fiorentina. The Old Lady has been working tirelessly to revive her season after being deducted 15 points by Italian football authorities last month for financial irregularities.
And it is clear that Allegri feels as if he needs the Juventus supporters behind the team if they are somehow going to qualify for Europe this season.
Juventus are ninth in the standings but scored a vital 1-0 win over Fiorentina on Sunday thanks to an Adrien Rabiot win.
The match was somewhat overshadowed, however, by an incident which saw Allegri call out a fan in the crowd after one comment towards striker Moise Kean pushed him over the edge.
“Shut up and get down here,” Allegri shouted, as he began walking toward the section where the fan was sitting.
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“I don’t like people coming onto the field ready to make fun of one player or another, it’s disrespectful.
“By all means, sneer when we’re doing badly, but not early on.”
He later added during his press conference: “I am disappointed, because most of the fans help the team, and then there are a few who decide that the player is weak regardless of performance and sarcasm, such as Moise Kean, Mattia De Sciglio and sometimes Leandro Paredes as well.”
“They are Juventus players, we need all of them. I don’t like people coming onto the field ready to make fun of one player or another, it’s disrespectful.
“By all means ridicule when we do badly, but not early.”
Juventus are still recalling Paul Pogba after his free transfer from Manchester United last summer due to injury.
The Frenchman has suffered a number of setbacks since undergoing knee surgery, but Juventus fans are now frustrated with his lack of availability.
Allegri remains optimistic Juventus can achieve something in his season despite the massive blow to his 15-point opponent.
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