Supporters Riot In Genoa As Ultras Demand Players Remove Their Jerseys

All hell has broke loose at the Marassi during Genoa's match against Siena. During the second half, the chaos began in the stands, but soon enough it was clear that the Genoa Ultras wanted more than a simple disruption in play. They blocked the entrance to the players' tunnel and allowed the Siena players, along with the officiating team, to leave the pitch.

But when captain Marco Rossi tried to negotiate with the Ultras, their demands were clear: you're not fit to wear the shirt. Yes, the small band of supporters leading the fracas were insisting that the Genoa players remove their kits and give them to the fans.

And it appeared that the players were set to do just that. Led by Rossi, they began to strip off their shirts, collecting them in a big pile to hand over to the Ultras. But Giuseppe Sculli, ironically a player on loan from Lazio, refused to do so. Cameras showed him heading to the hot spot to speak directly with the supporters' leader. Sculli's anger was apparent, and he was able to do what no one else had managed: get the Ultras to back down. The shirts were returned and the Siena players re-emerged from the tunnel.

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