Juventus management have blasted THEIR OWN PLAYERS in the aftermath of Thursday's Europa League humiliation at Fulham. Jonathan Zebina and Felipe Melo were among Juve players to make gestures to their away fans during the game after hearing racist taunts.

But in a statement last night, Juve declared: "The frustration for a very disappointing result does not justify behaviour that uselessly increases tension, also creating damage to the image of the club.

"The team has to rediscover the maximum compactness on the pitch and it has to enjoy the full support of its own fans, whose contribution is decisive to finding again the necessary confidence to overcome today's difficulties."