An Italian soccer membership acquired a supply within the mail that included a severed pig’s head and a threatening letter.
Sampdoria, a crew in Italy’s Serie A, acquired the bundle that was delivered in a field to membership headquarters this week from an unknown sender.
In the field was the pig head and a word addressed to former membership president Massimo Ferrero and present membership vp Antonio Rome. The word learn, “the next heads will be yours,” in keeping with a membership spokesman.
The soccer membership referred to as the police to report the supply, the spokesman mentioned.
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“UC Sampdoria expresses profound outrage and indignation in the face of yet another serious act of intimidation that took place this morning at the company headquarters in Piazza Borgo Pila,” the crew wrote in a press release on Saturday.
“The company underlines that any type of attack on a member of the Board of Directors represents an attack on all its members, on their work and on the seriousness and abnegation with which they have approached this important position,” the assertion continued.
This shouldn’t be the primary time the membership has acquired a threatening bundle this yr. In January a clean bullet was delivered to Sampdoria’s workplaces with threats concentrating on Ferrero and former membership proprietor Edoardo Garrone.
Ferrero stepped down as membership president in 2021 after he was arrested on monetary costs ensuing from a probe into alleged chapter crimes. But his arrest was unrelated to membership operations, permitting him to take care of management crew via household holdings.
The 71-year-old has been criticized by followers who declare he’s exhausting Sampdoria’s funds and refusing to promote the membership to new house owners who might be able to rescue it from monetary and efficiency failures.
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Sampdoria’s efficiency this season has additionally annoyed followers, because the membership holds the nineteenth spot within the Serie A desk and in critical hazard of relegation. The membership has scored simply 11 factors via 23 matches and is eight factors behind the present mark wanted to remain up in Italy’s prime league.
Menacing packages have beforehand been despatched to different Italian golf equipment as properly. The sporting director of Palermo acquired a goat’s head in 2006. And in 1999, the president of Reggina was delivered the top of a bull.
Reuters contributed to this report.