Genoa manager Alberto Malesani sacked after players remove shirts during protest-filled 4-1 defeat to Siena
With their side trailing 4-0, players even removed their shirts in front of the hard-core “ultra” fans to acknowledge they weren’t worthy of wearing them. Genoa has the worst defence in the league and is one point above the relegation zone with a match at AC Milan on Wednesday. Condemning the indicent Italian football federation (FIGC) president Giancarlo Abete said: “This violence is unacceptable. “Those are not fans. Sculli did the right thing by not taking his shirt off. I hope these people are identified and condemned. They should not be allowed into the stadium ever again.” Genoa pulled a goal back after play resumed and the match ended 4-1. Genoa, who had hoped to mount a challenge for the Europa League spots at least this term, are 17th in Serie A only one position and one point clear of Lecce in the relegation zone with five games left. Malesani’s sacking is the 18th in the Serie A league so far this season. The previous record for was 15 in 1951-52. Ten clubs have changed managers at least once, with Cagliari leading the way with three firings.