Inter boss Antonio Conte was subject to ‘continuous insults’ from Juventus players and management during last night’s Derby d’Italia, according to an Italian media report today.
As per Gazzetta dello Sport, Conte was heavily insulted and provoked by those on the Bianconeri’s substitutes bench throughout the match at the Allianz Stadium, where Inter went out of the Coppa Italia with a goalless draw in their semi-final second leg.
Conte made his feelings known just before half-time when he flashed his middle finger as he headed back to the dressing room, but this reaction came as a result of the ‘arrogant’ attitudes shown towards him from Juve staff, not just last night but in previous matches too.
The Milanese publication said Inter were ‘furious’ with events in Turin, which also saw Juventus owner Andrea Agnelli call Conte a ‘d***h***’ when Agnelli came onto the pitch at full-time.
Despite the despicable treatment reserved for Conte, the report said Inter did not expect fourth official Daniele Chiffi to have mentioned anything to referee Maurizio Mariani, meaning further punishment for Juventus is unlikely.
Gazzetta said the abuse was symptomatic of ‘a hatred that went beyond purely sporting aspects’.