Genoa’s Half Of The Marassi CrumblesBy: The Offside | April 23rd, 2012
This week’s newsy bit which completely disrupted Serie A and set it on its own was less tragic, though far more unique.
Genoa fans, outraged at their team’s defense, which makes a kitchen collender look the Berlin Wall, and subsequent league position, brought their game to a halt against Siena by flinging fireworks, and with the score 4-0 Siena. That’s standard on the peninsula – the difference is they demanded the shirts off the backs of their players.
And furthermore, Genoa obliged, which is rather absurd, and the game then resumed after the stoppage. Giuseppe Sculli did not oblige, however, and you can read about his grandpappy here. No surprises.
The punishment will be two games behind closed doors for Genoa. In an unsurprising coincidence, Genoa only has two home games remaining this season, shutting down their half of the Marassi for the remainder of the campaign and allowing for the summer to reassess their security standards. While also possibly preparing for Serie B, which may brew a whole new host of fan issues.
Oh, and Genoa fired coach Alberto Masselani for the second time this season today. The world knows no soap opera this good.