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Sampdoria Team Bus Attacked By Own Fans

Sampdoria’s team bus was attacked with sticks and stones by the club’s own supporters when it arrived back in Genoa following yesterday’s 3-0 defeat by AC Milan/

“No sporting result, however negative, can justify actions like those which happened on the team’s return from Milan,” a club statement said. “The situation is delicate but the only way we can get out of it is by remaining united.”

It’s been a really disappointing season for Sampdoria fans. Last season they finished fourth in Serie A and this year they are only one point above the relegation zone with five games left.

Top strike duo Antonio Cassano and Giampaolo Pazzini left in January for Milan and Inter Milan respectively after the former fell out with owner Riccardo Garrone and the latter was let go to raise funds.

Replacements such as on-loan Manchester United forward Federico Macheda have been a major disappointment and now Samp fans face the very real possibility of relegation this season.

For a club that once reached the European Cup final that is unthinkable.