Napoli ultras threw Jose Callejon’s shirt back at him amid tense scenes, as they continued their protest despite a 2-0 win at Frosinone.
The victory at the Stadio Benito Stirpe put them eight points clear of third-placed Inter, but it was not enough to calm the ultras protest against the club and President Aurelio De Laurentiis.
A series of large banners appeared around the city of Naples on Saturday night and Sunday morning, all reading the same message: “Carletto the latest chosen one to take the fans for a ride with no real project.”
Although around 2,500 travelled to Frosinone – near Rome – for the game, they included the players in their protest at failure to progress in Europe or the Coppa Italia.
When Callejon went to throw his jersey into the crowd at the final whistle, it was thrown right back at him.
As the supporters chanted ‘We deserve more’ the players walked off to the locker room, but Dries Mertens stayed behind to ask what was happening.
It was particularly galling for Callejon, as this was his 300th game in a Napoli jersey.
“I am surprised. You can’t ask for more from these players in terms of effort and professionalism,” said Carlo Ancelotti in his Press conference.
“The project continues and we can only take one step at a time. If the fans want players who earn €10m per year, that won’t happen, but we could bring in talented players who can make the difference. I don’t understand all this negativity.”