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Ventola praises Torino fans

Torino striker Nicola Ventola has praised the club's fans for their behaviour last weekend.

Following the shooting death of Lazio fan Gabriele Sandri, Atalanta groups smashed down a Plexiglas wall to stop the match with Milan going ahead, while Lazio and Roma Ultras united to lay siege to police stations in Rome.

Torino's fans simply left the curva of the stadium empty and took down their banners as a mark of respect.

"They acted in the best possible way. It would have been wrong to respond to violence with further violence," said Ventola of the fan accidentally shot by a stray police officer's bullet.

"I have played in England and can tell you it is different there, as the rules are respected. Just look at the Celtic fan who slapped Nelson Dida - he was banned from stadiums for life."

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