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Juventus and Catania: It's War!

Relations between Juventus and Catania continue to disintegrate days after Giorgio Chiellini's foul on Gonzalo Bergessio.

Catania President Antonino Pulvirenti is still raging at Juventus and has escalated the war of words that started after Giorgio Chiellini fractured Gonzalo Bergessio's shinbone.

The incident which started the feud occurred during Juve's 4-0 win against the Sicilians as Bianconeri defender Chiellini went in hard on Catania marksman Bergessio.

Chiellini offered an apology after the game but Catania were left furious after it was revealed that the Argentine ace will be out until after Christmas.

Pulvirenti labelled the tackle 'violent, arrogant and cowardly' and is still livid at the incident days after the game.

"It makes me shudder to hear Juventus talk about sporting ethics," he said in his latest attack on the Old Lady - a comment that has circulated in the Italian press and reignited tensions between the two teams.

It seems that Pulvirenti is referring to the 2006 Calciopoli scandal, which saw Juventus demoted to Serie B for directors' attempts to influence referees.

Catania chief Pulvirenti was so enraged that he allegedly pushed a steward at the Juventus Stadium during an attempt to invade the Juventus changing room shortly after Chiellini's foul and faces a month suspension.

"I have already appealed," he told Repubblica. "I will defend myself in the relevant courts. I didn't do that and I will prove it."

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