There was tension at Sampdoria's training ground this morning after a group of angry fans gathered following the club's relegation.
Doria were sentenced to Serie B football next season on Sunday following their 2-1 home defeat to Palermo.
Samp began the campaign playing in the Champions League, but end it in the bottom three after also selling Antonio Cassano and Giampaolo Pazzini in January.
Boss Alberto Cavasin, who replaced Mimmo Di Carlo in the second half of the season, was verbally abused by fans at the Gloriano Mugnaini complex today.
Goalkeeper Gianluca Curci and Massimo Maccarone, a January signing from Palermo, were also singled out by the vocal supporters.
Captain Angelo Palombo, who cried on the field of play at the weekend, was not criticised. He, instead, was asked to remain at the club by the tifosi.
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