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Boycott San Siro: Curva Sud are not going to the stadium tonight

Be prepared to see an empty and silent San Siro tonight!

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Curva Sud released this statement on their official website yesterday:

How many times have we made sacrifices for Milan? How many times have we saved up to buy a new shirt, to be able to go to the stadium, to renew our season tickets?
There's one thing that's been lacking, something that we want as Milan fans and lovers of these colors: clarity!

We have a series of questions we'd like to ask President Berlusconi. Why have you, for years, pulled the wool over our eyes, promising a speedy return to the glories of the past, but then abandoned a project after a few months? We'd really like to understand, in order to avoid being cheated for the umpteenth time. How true are these rumors of selling all or some of the shares?

If the intention is to sell part of the club and remain in this stalemate, then it's better to just sell all of the club and let someone else take control of the situation. How much desire do you still have to bring us back to the top of the world? And if you don't feel like doing that, why prolong this agony that's slowly dragging us to the bottom? We're still grateful for what you've done in these 29 years, but now we're at rock bottom and we don't feel like starting to dig. We haven't forgotten what you did for us, taking us over in a court and taking us to the top of the world in a few short years. Unfortunately though, we've been in a state of inertia for too long, making us feel abandoned and almost resigned to our fate. The time has come to take the situation in hand, and from tomorrow we will begin a series of initiatives to achieve clarity and to understand things.

We invite EVERYONE to abandon the stadium for Milan-Cagliari, but we don't just stop there, we ask you to avoid buying any official merchandise. They must remain completely alone as they've made us feel many, many times over the years. We invite those who have already bought tickets and made travel arrangements to stay, if possible, outside the stadium. If this is impossible [we understand the inconvenience, as we were always the first to travel to see our great love], we ask to at least not show banners and flags and refrain from cheering.

Today, more than ever, the Rossoneri must show unity of purpose and make sure the proponents of this situation fulfill their responsibilities. This is the last appeal from the Curva, Milan club and all Rossoneri to the President, the person who can bring clarity and resolve this situation, or we'll be aware that there is no other way than strong opposition.

(If you like the Italian language here you can find the original statement)

We all love AC Milan and we're all frustrated about this bad period so I'm not going to say what I think about that because I'd like to know what are your impressions.