Juventus have been fined €2000 after their fans held up a banner insulting FIFA president Gianni Infantino.

The 52-year-old Infantino took over from former president Sepp Blatter back in February 2016 but he has failed to shake the controversy surrounding the organisation, with many fans still incredibly unhappy with his leadership. The banner that caused the fine, however, was held up for more personal reasons.

As detailed by Calciomercato.com, Juventus fans briefly held up a banner which read ‘Infantino clown’ nine minutes into their Serie A match against Cagliari on Saturday, with insulting chants complimenting the message.

The banner was aimed at the FIFA president because of his comments a few days ago in Florence, when he quipped that “it’s the perfect day to be here” because “Fiorentina won and Juventus lost.”

Juventus were therefore handed a €2000 fine as a result of the banner and chants, punishing them for the action.

Infantino has not been a popular figure in recent years, especially in the lead up to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

17 thought on “Juve fined after banner calling Infantino a ‘clown’”
  1. Just because he doesn’t wear makeup, it doesn’t mean he’s not a clown. That whole corrupt FIFA circus needs a major reform. They learned nothing after the disgraced Blatter left. All about the money.

  2. Wow… freedom of speech dead much?… wtf is this new world we live in… he got that offended by being called a clown lol

  3. Clowns will keep entertaining people.

    Infantino was hilarious with that statement LOL

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