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VIDEO: Juventus kids swear at Udinese 'keeper

Juventus filled the stands with children against Udinese after a fan ban for insulting chants but their young supporters weren't always well behaved.

Facing a supporter ban after discriminatory chants directed at Napoli fans, Juventus responded by filling the stands with 12,000 children for the game against Udinese.

It was a largely successful experiment and several Juventus players, including Gigi Buffon and Fernando Llorente have spoken of how much they enjoyed the reception they received.

The crowd, all under 13, generated a unique atmosphere and prevented the game being played behind closed doors.

However, there was some embarrassment for Juventus officials as the legions of kids heckled Udinese goalkeeper Zeljko Brkic during his run-up for each goal-kick with a chorus of 'Ohhhh....merda'.

Brkic had a fantastic game for Udinese and looked set to deny Juventus all three points until a stoppage time winner from Fernando Llorente.

Juventus have now pulled away from Roma at the top of the table after the Giallorossi could only manage a fourth consecutive draw against Sampdoria.

Juventus' young fans swear at Udinese goalkeeper!

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