AC Milan stadium ban suspended

The Rossoneri will be able to welcome supporters to the San Siro for the match with Udinese after the FIGC opted to delay the verdict over the initial sanction
AC Milan will not be forced to play their clash with Udinese behind closed doors after the decision over their stadium ban was suspended.

The club were hit with the initial sanction after alleged pejorative chants against southern Italians, with the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) deeming the offence should be treated in the same way as racial discrimination.

Milan opted to appeal the stadium ban issued by the FIGC, with CEO Adriano Galliani insisting "territorial discrimination" should not be punished in the same way as racism.

Following their appeal to the FIGC Federal Court, the prosecution have confirmed via an official statement that they want more time to examine the evidence over the issue, meaning the initial ban on fans for the game on October 19 will now be postponed.

The issue over regional chanting proved divisive in Italy in recent days, with former Azzurri captain Fabio Cannavaro suggesting that offenders are motivated by "stupidity" rather than racism.