Juventus boss Max Allegri calls out fan who abused players during win over Fiorentina
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Max Allegri confronted a fan following Juventus' win over Fiorentina on Sunday night, after the supporter shouted abuse at one of the players.
It has been a testing season for everyone at the Allianz Stadium this campaign, not least the manager, Allegri, who has come under pressure.
On the pitch it was a poor start to the season for the Old Lady, as they only managed to win three of their opening nine games in the league.
They were also knocked out of the Champions League, dropping down into the Europa League after two losses to PSG and Benfica, and even one to Maccabi Haifa.
The club's entire board then quit, around reports they were being investigated for financial reasons, which eventually led to a 15 point deduction.
Allegri saw his side battered by Napoli last month, and was hunted down by his opposite number after the match for a handshake he didn't want.
On Sunday night, they continued their attempts to get back into some form, beating rivals Fiorentina 1-0 at home, thanks to Adrien Rabiot's goal.
The performance didn't please all the fans however and one fan's abuse of forward Moise Kean led the manager to walk over to him and berate the supporter, shouting, "Shut up and come down here."
Allegri shouted “Shut up and come down here…” to a fan who was calling out the players. [DAZN] #Juventus pic.twitter.com/bdP8hP9sIf— Juventus News Live (@juvenewslive) February 12, 2023
Speaking after the match, the former AC Milan manager was asked about the incident, saying, "Anger towards the crowd
"I’m sorry because most of the crowd helps the team but when someone criticized the players regardless I think it’s disrespectful to the group who are going through a difficult moment."
Both Federico Chiesa and Dusan Vlahovic started for the hosts against their former side, but it was Rabiot who opened the scoring.
The midfielder's header at the back post looked to have been kept out by goalkeeper Pietro Terracciano but the ball had already gone over the line.
Vlahovic looked to have doubled the lead around the hour mark and refused to celebrate against his old team, however VAR ruled it out for offside anyway.
Gaetano Castrovilli then looked to have equalised with just two minutes of normal time left, however VAR once again ruled out a goal, with Luca Ranieri ruled to be offside in the build up.
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Topics: Serie A, Juventus, Fiorentina, Massimiliano Allegri, Max Allegri, Moise Kean, Italy