Naples mayor Luigi de Magistris appears to have attacked Serie A defending champions Juventus, calling them thieves. This is coming after Juventus got a foothold on the top spot, restoring their lead over Napoli who sit second after the latter lost 3 nil away to Fiorentina on Sunday having gone a man down. Juve now sit 4 points ahead of Sarri’s men with 3 games to go.
Meanwhile, a 10 man Inter Milan also made Juventus work for 3 points at the San Siro. All was set for a showdown in the last Serie A matchday as Napoli had gone to Turin and won 1 nil through a Kalidou Koulibaly goal in the dying minutes of the game. This essentially meant that the race for the Serie A title was thrown open with just a 1 point lead to Juventus’ benefit. A tough weekend was envisaged for both teams with tough away trips, however, Juventus emerged unscathed while Napoli faltered under pressure
However, the events of the last matchday appear to have confirmed Juve’s invincibility on the domestic scene, as other rivals flatter to deceive when the stakes are on them to wrestle the title away from the Old Ladies. Critics would have hoped that Juventus’ grip on the Seria A would have loosened a bit. It was not so.
Luigi de Magistris wrote on his official Facebook Page:
“I’ll always be a proud Neapolitan, in joy and sorrow, with our flaws and strengths,”
“Our city and the Neapolitan people are tired of injustice. We’ll take back everything you’ve taken from us. We’ll conquer what belongs to us. It’s nothing more than what we have a right to.
“The difference between us and those who usurp our rights is that we still live to be loving and have a great and profound sense of humanity, while they feel strong and powerful by stealing from the state or football.
“We’ll take it all back, without any complaints or a hat in hand but with a fight and our backs straight.
“Our dignity is priceless, our thirst for justice is vast and profound. Unity wins, knocking down the palaces of corrupt powers, while conquering our targets.”