Juventus resignations: Juventus Ultras declare collapse of board a ‘national holiday’

The mass resignations of Juventus' board caused a huge shock in Italian football on Monday night, but the club's ultras have taken to social media to celebrate the collapse of the club's hierarchy.

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Juventus’ Curva Sud were quick to celebrate the news of the Board of Directors’ collapse on Monday night, with every member of the board including president Andrea Agnelli resigning en masse from the club. 

Agnelli was joined by Pavel Nedved and Maurizio Arrivabene in tendering their resignations, along with the rest of the board. Juventus’ board of directors consisted of Agnelli, Nedved, Arrivabene, Laurence Debroux, Massimo Della Ragione, Kathryn Fink, Daniela Marilungo, Francesco Roncaglio, Giorgio Tacchia and Suzanne Heywood.

Upon hearing the news, a number of Juventus’ Curva Sud took to social media to express their happiness, having been at loggerheads with the club for some time.

“Finally you’ve understood,” read a story posted by Curva Sud Juventus on Instagram.

“Today is our day. This is the day of those who never stopped fighting, not even for a second. 

“This is a day of justice and of revenge; a day we’ve been waiting on for too long.

“This is a day of victory. Only the ultras always win.”

The Curva Sud declared the day a “national holiday” in that same series of stories.

What is happening at Juventus?

Juventus‘ entire board resigned on Monday, November 28, 2022. The decision is thought to be in relation to the fact that Juventus are being investigated for suspicious transfer activity whereby they allegedly inflated values of players for reasons of capital gains. The financial statements from 2018, 2019 and 2020 are being looked into by investigators. There may also be questions regarding allegedly deferred payments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Given the centrality and relevance of legal issues and technical-accounting pending, [board members] have deemed, in accordance with the best social interest, to recommend that Juventus provide a new Board of Directors to address these issues,” the Bianconeri said.

Juventus will continue to cooperate with supervisory and industry authorities, without prejudice to the protection of its rights in relation to disputes against the financial statements and communications of the Company by CONSOB and by the Prosecutor’s Office.”

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