The Curva Sud have released a statement today saying their patience is finally over and they are encouraging people to keep San Siro empty tomorrow for Milan-Cagliari.
Milan’s objective at the start of the season was to reach a Champions League place (the word Scudetto has probably never been heard at Casa Milan) but the harsh reality is that the Rossoneri are likely to even miss out of a Europa League spot as they’ve completely miserable this season.
The fans on the internet, and definitely here as you can read, have had enough and have asked the Curva Sud to take action against the club and its leaders and it seems that the time has now arrived for the Milan ultras to make their voices heard and show the management what they feel.
The official statement of the Curva Sud on their website reads today:
“‘I am a part of the club, just as the club is a part of me; and I say this fully aware that the club exploits me, disregards my views, and treats me shoddily on occasions, so my feeling of organic connection is not built on a muddle-headed and sentimental misunderstanding of how professional football works’
~ Nick Hornby, ‘Fever Pitch’.
“All you are about to read is something beyond our being and belonging to the Curva Sud Ultras. What you are about to read is the feeling of people, Rossoneri that now more than ever want to make their voices heard.
“These words are not directed only to those who sit in the secondo blu but to all of those who have Milan in heart. From those who stand on the barricades and starting the choirs, to those who sit in the back row and also those who love to watch the games from the stands. To those who follow Milan with passion in all games or even occasionally.
“We’ve been experiencing an absurd situation for too long. It’s useless to dwell more on transfer campaigns – a subject we’ve talked too much about lately – and we do not want to talk about technical choices. Here we talk about feelings and passion and this call comes from people who’ve always lived with Milan as a priority.
“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 colours: clarity! We have a series of questions we’d like to ask President Berlusconi at this point:
“Why have you, for years, pulled the wool over our eyes, promising a speedy return to the glories of the past, but then, in fact, started many projects which you abandoned after a few months?
“We’d really like to understand, in order to avoid being cheated for the umpteenth time. How true are these rumours 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.
“Are you sure that you still love this team like in the first day?
“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.
“Unfortunately after being confident and having waited, 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 make them understand that too many things don’t go well anymore.
“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. Avoiding Casa Milan and any kind of initiative for this day.
“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. And above all, It’s time to put aside all the talks in bars and on the internet and demonstrate against what really keeps us in this situation.
“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.
“The initiatives will not stop after this occasion and we will notify you from time to time through our website www.curvasudmilano.it.
“No surrender. The Rossoneri’s hear is still beating. Our fight has begun now!! #SaveACMilan“