Preparing to serve the second of a two-match fan ban, Inter Milan has received approval to have 10,000 children be allowed to watch their next match this weekend against Sassoulo.
Following incidents of racial abuse and fan violence after their 1-0 win against Napoli on Dec. 26, FIGC issued a ban on all fans for two matches and a ban of the ultra section of the Giuseppe Meazza for a third home match.
Inter already played its Coppa Italia match against Benevento in front of an empty San Siro and this weekend’s contest with Sassuolo will also be without fans.
Empoli banned selling away tickets to its match with Inter following the Napoli clash.
The club confirmed Thursday that they will be allowed to admit 10,000 children to the match this weekend.
”To demonstrate further our commitment in fighting all forms of discrimination and violence, our match against Sassuolo will host many children from the Inter Football Schools network (Nerazzurri’s Youth Development Centre [sic] and the Inter Grassroots Programme [sic] in affiliation with the FIGC), the Centro Sportivo Italiano and two local schools from Milan,” a club statement read.
Supporters, or ultras, will be banned for the next home match – Feb. 3 against Bologna – and all fans will be welcome back to the Meazza for the following home clash with Sampdoria on Feb. 17.
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