Milan fans were banned from their stadium for a game after insulting their counterparts from Napoli
, who have long been victims of chants about crime, poverty and cholera outbreaks in their city.
Suprisingly, thick-skinned Neapolitans mounted a defence of the Milanisti this weekend at their San Paolo stadium. A banner was unfurled in the Curva B section – one of the ends of the ground behind the goalposts that traditionally houses diehard fans or 'ultras' – that said: "[We are] Naples cholera-sufferers. Now close our curva!". Fans also reeled off a string of anti-Napoli chants.