Fans of AC Milan and Inter Milan fans ignored social distancing rules to congregate and create a fiery atmosphere outside the San Siro for the biggest Derby della Madonnina in a decade.
The two biggest clubs in Milan met Sunday afternoon of the most interesting derby in the round leather game.
Supporters from both sides gathered outside the world-renowned 80,000-seater stadium at least three hours before kick-off to sing chants, while they also let off flares and smoke bombs when the team buses carrying the squads arrived.
Reports claim around 5,000 supporters from both sides were present outside the San Siro on Sunday, with police called to break up the crowds.
The fiery atmosphere occurred as fans are still asked to stay away from stadiums, with Sunday’s Milan derby being played in front of empty stands.
Italian citizens are asked to keep one metre apart though Milan and Inter fans were seen interacting very closely with one another outside the San Siro.
The Italian Government say face masks must be worn in all public areas, both outside and inside, though supporters were seen with their mouths and noses uncovered on Sunday.
The Italian authorities also ‘strongly recommend’ the avoidance of public transport unless for essential or work reasons.