Juventus Director Paratici Threatened To Hit Inter’s Lele Oriali During Coppa Italia Clash, Italian Media Claim
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici threatened to hit Inter team manage Lele Oriali during last night’s Coppa Italia semi-final second leg, according to an Italian media report.
Tensions boiled over on all sides in Turin as Inter were knocked out of the competition following a turgid goalless draw.
As per Gazzetta dello Sport, Oriali stood up for Inter’s players as the teams left the pitch for half-time by telling Juventus officials: “Do not talk to our players and staff.”
Paratici immediately hit back with: “You better stay back, otherwise it’s time I hit you,” although Juventus have denied these claims.
Juventus defender Leonadro Bonucci and referee Maurizio Mariani were both witnesses to this exchange, which was just one of several heated incidents during the match at the Allianz Stadium.
Antonio Conte and Juventus president Andrea Agnelli were both involved in controversy as well, with Conte giving Agnelli the middle finger, as caught on camera, after Agnelli had allegedly insulted him several times.
Conte and Agnelli’s row continued in the tunnel at full-time, with Agnelli continuing to provoke Conte who chirped back with: “Tell me these things to my face if you have the courage.
“If you have something to tell me, tell me to my face.”
Juventus advanced to the final with a 2-1 victory on aggregate.