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The Serie A leaders are punished after it was judged that fans had mocked the air disaster which killed 18 Torino players in their 1-0 win over their derby rivals on Sunday

Juventus have been fined €25,000 (£20,600) after their fans displayed banners referencing the Superga air disaster in Sunday's 1-0 win over Torino.

Carlos Tevez scored the only goal of the game after 30 minutes at Juventus Stadium but a section of home fans caused controversy when they appeared to mock the 1949 crash, which killed 18 members of the Torino squad, along with club officials and journalists.

Reports suggested that Juve could be hit with a partial stadium closure but their punishment has been restricted to a one-off financial penalty.

The Serie A judgement alleged that fans "displayed two banners insulting the memory of the tragedy of Superga".

Juve were fined €10,000 (£8,200) for a similar incident in 2012 and president Andrea Agnelli warned supporters over their conduct on Monday.

"Tragedies are not to be touched upon," he said in a statement on the club's official Twitter account. "No more vile chants or banners. From anyone."

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