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Inter Milan Defender To Receive Fine For His Antics During The Title Celebration As The Club Is Told To Avoid Napoli’s Mistakes

Written By Onyeka Daniel

Despite having already secured the Serie A title, Inter Milan were able to get the better of Torino at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium via a Hakan Calhanoglu brace to set the tone for Scudetto celebration on Sunday, securing their 28th Serie A win and their 20th League title.

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There were over 300,000 in attendance at the Serie A title celebrations, whilst Denzel Dumfries will receive a fine for a banner. Following the 2-0 win, the players boarded an open top bus. On that bus, the players were able to celebrate their title victory in front of their fans.


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And it was a big crowd of fans on hand to join in the emotional celebrations. According to the Gazzetta, the total number of people who joined in the festivities ended up exceeding 300,000. Inter’s players were on the open top bus for over six hours as it made its way through the city of Milan to the Piazza Duomo from its starting point at the stadium.

At one point during the celebrations, Inter wingback Denzel Dumfries held up a banner. The banner depicted the Dutchman with AC Milan defender Theo Hernandez as a dog on a leash. This was a bit of banter aimed at the Frenchman, who has a bit of history with Dumfries. Both Hernandez and Dumfries were sent off in the closing stages of the derby match in which Inter clinched the title with a 2-1 victory over their city rivals.

This is hardly the first incident in which the two have clashed during derby matches. Inter President Steven Zhang had urged his players to “uphold Inter’s values” and celebrate in a respectful and sportsmanlike manner when they clinched the title. However, Dumfries could not resist having a go at Hernandez after the events in the derby.

The report has it that it was Austrian striker Marko Arnautovic who handed Dumfries the banner from the crowd. The report also anticipate that the Dutchman will receive a small fine. This will be around €4000-5000 in total.

That would be in line with the fine that Rossoneri players Sandro Tonali, Rade Krunic, Mike Maginan, and none other than Hernandez received for banners in the 2021-22 title celebrations. And then-Roma and current Aston Villa midfielder Nicolo Zanioli received a similar fine for flying a banner in the Giallorossi’s 2021-22 Europa Conference League celebration parade.

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Legendary former Nerazzurri President Massimo Moratti feels that the club must avoid the mistakes of last season’s Napoli. The former President spoke to Il Giornale in a recent interview. Last season, Napoli were the dominant force in Serie A. The Partenopei ended the campaign with a massive gap between themselves and the rest of the league table.

That was the result of a run in which Luciano Spalletti’s team looked to be close to unstoppable.It was virtually a foregone conclusion that Napoli would clinch the title as early as the spring. Just as much as was the case with Inter this season. But once Napoli did clinch it, there seemed to be a bit of a change of mood.

The Partenopei’s form was not quite as relentless after they had achieved their goal of winning their first title in over thirty years. And then in the summer, Spalletti left Napoli in a shock move. This was the result of disagreements with the Partenopei’s outspoken President Aurelio De Laurentiis. The result was a season In which Napoli have never looked comfortable with the role of defending champions.

There have been three different coaches at the club already this season. And they find themselves marooned in midtable. At the moment, Inter will feel that they are on another level from the rest of Serie A. But it is certainly a cautionary tale for the Nerazzurri to remember that Napoli undoubtedly felt the same way just twelve months ago.

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For Moratti, he reflected that “Initially, the thing that’s beautiful is achieving your goal,” when the team wins the title. “Then you become aware of what it means,” he continued. “You wake up, you see that it’s concrete, positive.” Moratti suggested that “It’s even moreso if you run the risk of not making it real.” As far as the risks for Inter after clinching the title, Moratti said that

“They could think that they’re unbeatable. Then they could take future matches too lightly. “Of course, you don’t do that consciously,” the former Inter President went on. “But when you win titles, it puts you in a position where you start to feel superior. “Look at Napoli,” he said. “Last season, it seemed like they were unbeatable.” He further added.

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