AC Milan were once the darlings of European soccer and considered one of the biggest brands in the Italian game. A ownership change hasn’t fared well though, and it’s resulted in the Red and Black side of the San Siro falling on some hard times.
The club is currently sitting eighth in the Serie A table on 38 points, and are well off the pace to make European competition a possibility next season. Fans haven’t taken too kindly to the lack of proper spending, the state of the club overall and many other things.
AC Milan’s fans staged a boycott of the match against Cagliari this past weekend to show just how unhappy they are. Images from that match are simply stunning:
The boycott has come about according to a lack of clarity in purpose at the club according to those in the Curva Sud (AC Milan’s Ultra’s group).
“How many times have we made sacrifices for Milan?” a statement on Curvasudmilano.it said, via Yahoo! Eurosport.
“How many times have we saved up to buy a new shirt, to be able to go to the stadium, to renew our season tickets?
“There’s one thing that’s been lacking, something that we want as Milan fans and lovers of these colours… clarity!”
The club clearly has an issue on its hands, as the Ultra’s hold a ton of power and without them the Italian game would die. Love or hate the Ultras, it’s the reality of the Italian game and management not listening to its fan base is never a good idea.