9 Oct 2013

Milan to play behind closed doors

5:18 am on 9 October 2013

The Italian football club AC Milan must play their next home match behind closed doors after fans were found guilty of insulting chanting towards Juventus fans.

Serie A bosses issued the punishment following Milan's 3-2 loss at Juventus Stadium at the weekend.

Milan, who were also fined $84,000 have announced they'll appeal against the decision.

If unsuccessful, the San Siro will be shut for Milan's next match against Udinese on October 20th.

Serie A has clamped down on racist and discriminatory chants this season, with three other clubs - Roma, Lazio and Inter Milan - receiving partial stadium bans after their fans abused black players.