Napoli fans angry over Gonzalo Higuain's potential move to Juventus
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Napoli fans appear to have reacted badly to the news their club are on the verge of selling Gonzalo Higuain to arch-rivals Juventus.
The Bianconeri are reported to have activated a release clause in the Argentine’s contract, with the player set to complete his move between the two Serie A rivals this week.
Higuain had been expected to arrive at Napoli’s training camp in Dimaro on Monday, but a billboard outside their habitual summer preseason base has been defaced by angry Napoli fans, with Higuain’s face ripped off.
Beheaded Higuain on official billboard of Napoli pre-season camp. Not a whatever billboard… pic.twitter.com/Xc7CjakDAN
– Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) July 24, 2016
And some fans have taken to burning his shirt, even though the move hasn’t gone through yet.
– GazzettaWorld (@GazzettaWorld) July 23, 2016
Banners saying “heinous Higuain” were held aloft by fans during a Napoli training session while, back in Naples, a Higuain poster has been attached to the back of a garbage disposal truck.
– Orlando65 (@kirkjtkirk) July 24, 2016
It certainly does not look like it will be a popular move!
Ben Gladwell reports on Serie A, the Italian national team and the Bundesliga for ESPN FC, UEFA and the Press Association. @UEFAcomBenG.
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