There were dramatic scenes after Sampdoria lost 4-0 to Vojvodina, as Coach Walter Zenga and President Massimo Ferrero apologised to fans.
The Blucerchiati’s Europa League campaign looks certain to end in the third preliminary round following this humiliating 4-0 result at ‘home’ in the Stadio Olimpico in Turin.
The second leg is next Thursday in Novi Sad, but it is comfortably the worst ever Sampdoria defeat in European competition.
After the final whistle, Coach Zenga led the players over to salute the fans, who were jeering loudly and urging them to go away.
Goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano threw his gloves to the crowd only to have them hurled straight back at him.
Zenga mimed amid the deafening jeers “It’s my fault. Blame me. Don’t blame the players.”
President Ferrero then walked out on his own to salute the supporters and applauded them, kissing the Sampdoria scarf that was around his neck.
Ironically, Ferrero had commented yesterday: "God sent us Vojvodina so we could beat them 4-0."
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