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AC Milan and Inter fans ignore coronavirus rules in FIERY derby scenes

AC Milan and Inter fans ignore social distancing rules to create FIERY derby atmosphere outside the San Siro using smoke bombs and flares ahead of the biggest Derby della Madonnina in a decade

  • The biggest Milan derby in a decade takes place on Sunday at the San Siro 
  • Fans ignored social distancing rules to create a fiery atmosphere at the stadium
  • Both sets of fans let of smoke bombs and flares as the two team buses arrived
  • Some fans ignored the one-metre distancing and mandatory face masks rules 
  • Inter and Milan are the top two sides in the league and are separated by a point 

Fans of AC Milan and Inter Milan fans ignored social distancing rules to congregate and create a fiery atmosphere outside the San Siro for the biggest Derby della Madonnina in a decade.

The two biggest clubs in Milan meet on Sunday afternoon in a match that could define where the Serie A title ends up and the fans opted against staying at home to support their respective clubs. 

Supporters from both sides gathered outside the world-renowned 80,000-seater stadium at least three hours before kick-off to sing chants, while they also let off flares and smoke bombs when the team buses carrying the squads arrived. 

Fans of AC and Inter Milan ignored coronavirus rules ahead of the vital Milan derby on Sunday

Fans from both sides congregated outside the San Siro stadium to create a fiery atmosphere

Reports claim around 5,000 supporters from both sides were present outside the San Siro on Sunday, with police called to break up the crowds.  

The fiery atmosphere occurred as fans are still asked to stay away from stadiums, with Sunday’s Milan derby being played in front of empty stands. 

Italian citizens are asked to keep one metre apart though Milan and Inter fans were seen interacting very closely with one another outside the San Siro. 

The Italian Government say face masks must be worn in all public areas, both outside and inside, though supporters were seen with their mouths and noses uncovered on Sunday.

The Italian Government has a one-metre distancing rule but fans ignored those regulations

Flares and smoke bombs were let off as the two team buses entered the San Siro stadium

Some fans did not wear face masks outside the ground – which are mandatory in public areas

The Italian authorities also ‘strongly recommend’ the avoidance of public transport unless for essential or work reasons. 

The match is billed as the biggest Milan derby in a decade as both clubs occupy the top two spots in the Serie A after 22 games. 

Inter leapfrogged Milan in the top-flight table last weekend and currently lead their rivals by a single point.

Milan go into the match one point behind league leaders Inter who leapfrogged them last week

The derby has been billed as the biggest in a decade with both Milan sides chasing the title 

Both Milan derbies this season have been settled by one-goal margins this term

Victory for Antonio Conte’s Inter would take them four points clear at the top, while Milan would regain first spot with a win themselves.

Milan won the first league derby of the season 2-1 thanks to a brace from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but Inter gained revenge in the Coppa Italia quarter-final earlier this season.

The fiery match, which saw Ibrahimovic clash with Inter rival Romelu Lukaku during the game, was won 3-2 by Inter thanks to a late free-kick from Christian Eriksen.  




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