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Inter fans celebrate scudetto with amazing tifo and parade

What Inter fans experienced on Monday night was about as good as it gets in football. Their 2-1 victory over local rivals AC Milan secured the Serie A title, Inter’s 20th scudetto. The scenes that night at the San Siro were predictably spectacular.

Fast forward to Sunday, and the party is still going. Inter’s home game against Torino was the backdrop for a huge celebration.

Inter fans' ‘Dale Campeon' tifo is accompanied by pyro in the scudetto colours – red, white and green. Photo by Icon Sport

Inter’s ‘Dale Campeon’ tifo against Torino

Before the game, fans on the San Siro’s Curva Nord unveiled a spectacular tifo stretching the length of the stand. The tifo simply read “Dale Campeon”, which translates from Spanish (not Italian!) as “Come on Champions!”.

On the lower tier of the Curva, the words are accompanied by the scudetto, the symbol worn by the Serie A champions.

That was far from the only tifo on display though – Inter fans also took the time to take a jab at Juventus fans by displaying a scudetto with the number 14. Inter's 14th Serie A came in 2006 when Juventus had to give up their title following the Calciopoli scandal.

Inter fans’ bus welcome

But the celebrations did not begin there – before the game, thousands of supporters welcomed the Inter team coach to the stadium.

Outside the San Siro, the players were serenaded with Inter chants, as well as fireworks and other pyro.

Other celebrations for the players

In case they had forgotten, the players were also reminded of their achievements in the dressing room.

Above each player’s shirt was a scudetto symbol with a number 20 in it, as well as the words “Campione d’Italia”. I suppose it’s good to be sure that the players know the gravity of their achievement.

Inter players show their appreciation for the man who has brought them their 20th Serie A title. Photo by Icon Sport

The Inter team were also welcomed onto the pitch with a guard of honour from the Torino players, before they dispatched the Turin side 2-0 with two goals from Hakan Çalhanoglu.

They were not done yet though, the players making sure to congratulate manager Simone Inzaghi in style.

Inter's open-top bus parade

After the match, the celebrations continued into the rest of the city, with Inter going on an open-top bus parade to celebrate their victory.

The parade route was 8 kilometres long and lasted for five hours, travelling from the San Siro to the Piazza del Duomo in the city centre. It's fair to say that it was probably not a great day for AC Milan fans in the city.

But Inter fans and players celebrated wildly – none more so than Denzel Dumfries, who grabbed and held up a banner from a fan which depicted him with AC Milan defender Theo Hernandez on a leash.

A video posted by goalkeeper Yann Sommer showed off the parade from the point of view of the players – many of which will go down as club legends.

Remarkably, the title parade stretched more than 600 miles away to Giardini Naxos in Sicily – although I'm pretty sure that's not the same bus!

Jamie Barton

A freelance football writer and podcaster, Jamie has appeared on/in the BBC World Service, PA Media, Charlton Athletic FC and Empire of the Kop, among others. He's attended matches all around the world, from Tranmere to Tokyo, and once had his bus home from the 2022 Champions League final in Paris delayed by 28 hours.

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