Tuesday February 22 2011
Bari ultras physically attack players

Bari have a new Coach, but 200 fans staged another violent protest today in which players were physically attacked.

The extent of protests forced a police escort for the team two weeks ago, prompting tactician Giampiero Ventura to resign in favour of Bortolo Mutti.

However, the ultra were back in action after today's training session and stepped up their action to include physical attacks.

They hurled insults from the stands throughout the session, then as the players left the field, it's reported several of them came into contact.

Marco Rossi was kicked in the hip, while Emanuel Rivas had his ear pulled with great force. Someone even reportedly spat in former Celtic midfielder Massimo Donati's face.

The ultra were kinder to Coach Mutti, who was urged to field the Primavera youth team in their next Serie A match against Fiorentina.

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