Marco Fassone: “Extremely pleased with the Court’s decision”

MILAN � Speaking with Inter Channel by telephone, Inter�s managing
director Marco Fassone commented on the Federal Court of Justice�s decision to
accept the Nerazzurri�s appeal against the closure of the San Siro�s Second
tier green section for the behaviour of fans during Torino v Inter and Napoli v

“Obviously we�re extremely pleased with the Federal Court of
Justice�s decision. Now we hope that other clubs in our same situation can
benefit from this ruling. Often the chants away from home come from a few
people and then end up affecting an entire section of the stadium for a home
match. This, along with the problems of associating all away fans with a single
section, the perceptibility of the chant itself and the fairness of the
punishment are what our appeal was based on. Now we can play in front of our supporters.
This decision from the FIGC is a good sign.”

The managing director then stated to Sky Sport Italia: “It�s
positive news for the fans who would have been unfairly punished for two incidents
that happened away from home. The key points of our defence were accepted, and
I hope that this decision is taken as the standard for the future. We�ve always
spoken of the confusion we�ve felt over what constitutes territorial
discrimination, particularly for the away matches. The differences between
racial and territorial discrimination are clear, and adequate decisions are