Monday March 11 2019
Samp condemn 'unsporting' Gasperini

Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero has hit out at Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini for his ‘unsporting’ behaviour between the sides on Sunday.

Gasperini reacted to his red card during Atalanta’s 2-1 win at Marassi by pushing Samp secretary Massimo Ienca, who fell to the ground, and Ferrero condemned the Coach for his conduct. 

“The match was tough: we lost to a great team, but we’re not far behind them,” he said after the game.

“We must learn from these defeats: we start over with optimism from our next game at Sassuolo.

“I’m sorry that a Coach like Gasperini could have given such an unsporting reaction. When he was sent off he had to leave the field, not attack one of our directors: Gasperini was wrong.

“I also take this opportunity to clarify that my words were misunderstood during Gasperini’s Press conference on Saturday: it wasn’t my intention to offend the Garrone-Mondini family.”

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