Cairo: ‘Juventus should apologise’

Torino President Urbano Cairo believes “the Juventus directors should apologise” for the offensive Superga banner at the derby in 2014.

In the Derby della Mole that February, the Bianconeri ultras unveiled banners making fun of the plane crash which killed the entire ‘Grande Torino’ squad in 1949.

This week it was revealed that security manager Alessandro D’Angelo knew about the banners beforehand, but turned a blind eye to avoid a strike by the ultras.

While President Andrea Agnelli was unaware of this, Rai 3’s Report stated that he found out the next day that D’Angelo had known and didn’t inform the authorities.

“I’m not a judge, I don’t issue sentences,” Cairo told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“However, there is a common feeling among the Granata people who are offended that there may have been collusion, even at a high level, with that horrible and inhuman incident.

“These banners and ignoble phrases have nothing to do with sport and should enter anywhere, not just a stadium.

“I think the Juventus directors, starting from their President, should apologise to the families of the Superga victims and to all the Granata supporters.”