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Napoli Are Fuming With Banner Seen In Juventus Title Celebrations

Napoli Are Fuming With Banner Seen In Juventus Title Celebrations

Napoli have taken to Twitter to share some pretty strong words on a banner seen at Juventus' Stadium for Saturday's Scudetto celebrations.

The Bianconeri pipped Maurizio Sarri's side to win Serie A for the seventh consecutive season and they were officially presented with the trophy following the 2-1 win over Hellas Verona.

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But while the majority of focus was on the unprecedented achievement and the final games in Juventus colours for Gianluigi Buffon and Stephan Lichtsteiner, there was a banner trolling Napoli, and in particular their forward Lorenzo Insigne,

On his Instagram story, winger Douglas Costa shared a video of the banner - which was in the shape of a coffin and had Insigne's name on it.

It was very similar to the 'RIP Fergie' banner Carlos Tevez famously held at Manchester City's Premier League trophy bus parade back in 2012, which forced City to apologise for any offence caused.

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Napoli took serious issue with the banner and issued a statement.

"We are truly outraged by the shameful and offensive attitude of some Juventus players," the message reads in English.

"Serious gestures that offend the dignity of people and a Neapolitan like Insigne. It is unacceptable."

The other big talking point from Juve's title celebrations was defender Mehdi Benatia having his dreams crushed right in front of him.

The Moroccan centre-back was clearly in a jovial mood and wanted a handshake off one of the models on the pitch, and then a fist bump off the other. He got neither and it was really, really awkward.

(h/t Goal)

Topics: Football News, banner, Lorenzo Insigne, Scudetto, Football, Serie A, Juventus, Napoli, Italy

Josh Lawless

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