Wednesday September 12 2012
Genoa players deferred over protest

Genoa, their President Enrico Preziosi and 16 players have been deferred to the Disciplinary Commission for handing their jerseys to protesting ultras in April.

The incident occurred during Genoa-Siena at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris on April 22, when the home side were 4-0 down.

Fans staged a protest that forced the game to be suspended and then held ‘negotiations’ with the players.

The ultras demanded they hand over their jerseys because they were ‘unworthy’ of wearing them, but after the shirts were piled up, Giuseppe Sculli managed to get the game started again with an impassioned plea.

Today President Preziosi and 16 players were deferred to the Disciplinary Commission for bowing down to the demands of the protestors.

The players are Sebastien Frey, Andreas Granqvist, Marco Rossi, Rodrigo Palacio, Giandomenico Mesto, Cesare Bovo, Juraj Kucka, Alberto Gilardino, Davide Biondini, Luis Miguel Pinto Veloso, Jose Eduardo Bischofe, Valter Birsa, Kahka Kaladze, Jorquera Torres Cristobal, Giuseppe Sculli and Luca Antonelli.