Pescara coach Gianluca Grassadonia’s daughter was subjected to assault in Salerno last night, before the Serie B battle against Salernitana.
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supporters who aimed to frighten Grassadonia before Monday’s clash.
While Salernitana may be promoted, Pescara are in the relegation zone to Serie C.
Salernitana 1919 condemn the offensive and intimidatory behaviour against the family of Pescara coach Gianluca Grassadonia,”
an official Salernitana announcement reads.
“A football match, although important and decisive, cannot trigger such manifestations of verbal violence. Everything must remain within the context of sport,” it continues.
“Unfortunately, while U.S. Salernitana 1919 make a maximum effort to try to achieve a historic goal and give an immense joy to our fans, there are still those who dishonour the name of the club and the city with devious manoeuvres inspired by purely personal interests.”
Pescara also condemned the assault by releasing a statement and the coach’s wife took the matter to Facebook and revealed that they are planning to move.
After five days of insults and threats towards our family, we can’t tolerate what happened last night,”
the message reads.
“Our daughter, who has just turned 18, was assaulted and threatened with pushes and kicks so that her father can understand, only for a football game.
“We hope that these criminals, who are far away from being fans, will be identified as soon as possible.
“We thank all those who supported us in these sad hours, but it’s clear our life will continue far from Salerno. We hope that civilization and respect can become the prerogative of all.”