Juventus is the most successful team in Italy. The team, whose nickname is The Old Lady, has collected more than 30 Scudetto titles. Its domination was also quite extraordinary as in recent times, Juve has become the only Italian ruler because they have won the Serie A for seven consecutive seasons. For this season itself, the Scudetto title is considered to be in the grip.
However, behind his success in Italy, Juventus turned out to be a very-hated team. Not only by a number of teams, but all fans of Serie A’s teams also hated this team which based at Allianz Stadium.
According to a Coop report that collaborated with Osservatorio Capitale Sociale around 2009, Juventus occupied the top of the ranks as the most popular but also the most hated. As many as 43 percents of respondents said they did not like Juventus. As many as 74 percents of people who hate Juventus are known to be supporters of Napoli and Inter.
Then what really makes football fans in Italy hate Juventus?
The first reason is, of course, the cunning of those who ‘buy matches’. Yes, around 2006, Juventus was hit by the Calciopoli scandal. Although there were several teams involved, Juventus became the team that received the most profits. After this case was revealed, Juve had to lose the Scudetto title and be relegated to Serie B.
The second is about their title. Juventus became the team that collected the most Scudetto titles. Instead of being loved, they became a team that was hated due to the acquisition. His success in Italy turned out to disturb other football fans. The more they win the title, the greater the hatred of fans of other teams.
Then there is the term that Juventus is a very arrogant team. This was proven by several facts that Juventus officials often underestimated other contestants. In the match against Inter, the former Juve director, Luciano Moggi, had predicted 10-0 for Juventus’ victory. Furthermore, Pavel Nedved had also issued a statement that Juventus would always in triumph wherever they were.
The fourth, Juventus often got benefit from referees. In the classic match against Inter Milan, Ronaldo il fenomeno who was then an attacker was violated in the penalty box and did not get the attention of the referee. Moments later, Juventus instead received a penalty from a violation that wasn’t too hard. The match was one of the most controversial in the history of Italian football.
Not only that, in the match against AC Milan in 2012, Juventus got the advantage because the referee did not endorse Sulley Muntari’s goal to the goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon. Until now, the goal still becomes one of the biggest disappointments for AC Milan fans.
Juventus’ good relationship with Serie A referees has also been strengthened by their failure in European competition. With Juve often failing in Europe, fans in Italy think that they don’t have ‘support’ when competing in European competition.
The next reason that is no less popular is that Juventus often played the mainstay of every Serie A team. Just put the name Miralem Pjanic. This AS Roma former star was promised a trophy to join Juventus. Although in the end succeeded in lifting the trophy with Juve, Pjanic was considered a traitor by AS Roma fans. The other star names that were also taken by Juventus are Paulo Dybala from Palermo, Federico Bernardeschi from Fiorentina, and Mattia Perin from Genoa.
The last is the arrival of former Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo to Turin. How can Ronaldo’s arrival add the hatred of other team fans? Yes, besides going to make Juventus stronger, Ronaldo’s arrival will also make the haters all over the world consider Juve as a target of bullying.
According to football lovers, should Juve be called the most hated club in Italy?