Giuseppe Sculli has been banned for a month and Genoa fined €30,000 after the squad handed over their shirts to ultras during a defeat to Siena in April.
The Disciplinary Commission made its ruling today on the Serie A match played on April 22, which was temporarily suspended by a fan protest when the home side was losing 4-0.
The supporters demanded the squad hand over their jerseys, as they were ‘unworthy’ of wearing them, but the game resumed after Sculli personally negotiated with the head of the ultras.
However, the Disciplinary Commission today ruled that Sculli had known about the protests in advance and agreed to the decisive role so he could be the ‘hero’ of the hour.
Sculli has been suspended for a month, while the club is fined €30,000, but no other action is taken against the numerous other players on the field that day.
Sculli no longer plays for Genoa, as he returned to Lazio from that loan spell.