Genoa fans force players to strip because they don’t deserve to wear the shirt
Premier League managers and players might occasionally be on the receiving end of some terrible abuse from their own supporters, but they can be thankful that English supporters don’t wield as much power as their Italian counterparts.
Genoa ultras managed to hold-up their defeat to Siena for 40 minutes because they weren’t happy with what they were watching.
With their side 0-4 down at home, the ultras stopped the game by throwing fireworks onto the pitch. Once the play had stopped it was down to Genoa skipper Marco Rossi to negotiate with the fans. Effectively it was a kidnap situation… but with a game of football.
The ultras forced Genoa’s players to handover their shirts, claiming they didn’t deserve to wear them. Amazingly, 10 of the players obliged. Only striker Giuseppe Sculli refused. He said he was giving his all for the cause.
Eventually the shirts were returned and the re-clothed Genoa players managed to pull a goal back, with the match ending 1-4.
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