The sampdoria This Monday he received a blank envelope with a shotgun bullet inside and a letter with a threat: “This time it’s blank, the next one will be real.”
The events occurred at the club headquarters, in Corte Lambruschini (Genoa, north), and the message was addressed to Edoardo Garrone, former president of the Genoese group, and Massimo Ferrero, the largest shareholder since 2014.
The division of general investigations and special operations (DIGOS, for its acronym in Italian), an agency that belongs to the Ministry of the Interior, is investigating the origin of the threat.
Sampdoria isnow, the penultimate ranked in Serie A with nine points, another nine from salvation positions. A complicated sporting situation that is aggravated by the financial problems of the club and that the fans blame the Garrone-Ferrero management.
Ferrero, who has been in charge since 2014, is blamed for economic management; while Garrone is blamed for the bad choice of leaving Ferrero as his successor in the position of top manager.
This very morning, a group of 70 fans protested against both at the headquarters of the ERG group, whose president is Garrone. The fans, according to local media reports, lit smoke bombs and placed a banner with the message “Garrone-Mondini, what a shame”.