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Tuesday December 17 2013
Inter fans banned for Derby

The Disciplinary Commission has closed the Curve at Inter, Roma and Lazio for discriminatory chants – locking them out during the Milan Derby.

The rules were adjusted midway through the season to allow the closure of only certain sections of the stadium rather than playing entire matches behind closed doors.

Today the Disciplinary Commission announced it would close the Curve – ends – at Inter, Roma and Lazio with fines worth €50,000 each. Lazio's ban is a suspended sentence.

It is particularly important for Inter, as this means the Curva Nord – where the hardline ultras sit and exhibit their spectacular choreography – will be empty for the Derby di Milano next Sunday.

Inter are penalised for ‘discriminatory’ anti-Neapolitan chants heard at the Stadio San Paolo during last week’s 4-2 defeat.

As the Nerazzurri fans are repeat offenders, the Curva Nord will also be closed during the first home game of 2013 against Chievo.

There are also 14 players given a one-match ban for the next Serie A round. Among the most notable, Ricky Alvarez and Riccardo Montolivo will be suspended for the Derby di Milano.

Rossettini (Cagliari), Spolli (Catania), Cesar (Chievo), Cuadrado (Fiorentina), Alvarez (Inter), Anderson (Lazio), Duncan Livorno), Montolivo (Milan), Cassano (Parma), De Rossi, Strootman (Roma), Gabbiadini (Sampdoria), Magnanelli (Sassuolo), Farnerud (Torino).

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