Nine Italian Serie A football clubs, including champions Juventus, are being investigated by the country’s competition watchdog over their ticketing practices.

The Autorita’ Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM) has opened probes into Atalanta, Internazionale, Lazio, Milan, Roma, Cagliari, Genoa and Udinese, as well as Juventus, to look into “vexatious clauses” relating to the purchase of season passes and single game tickets.

The antitrust body will be investigating whether the clubs’ ticket contracts might prevent supporters from getting refunds should games be postponed or football stadiums are closed.

AGCM also noted that the process is under way after none of the nine teams responded to the watchdog when contacted back in May.

However, Bologna and Parma did respond at the time and have since agreed to change their ticketing contacts conditions.

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