An Italian shot club received a transportation successful nan message that included a severed pig’s caput and a threatening letter.
Sampdoria, a squad successful Italy’s Serie A, received nan package that was delivered successful a container to nine office this week from an chartless sender.
In nan container was nan pig caput and a statement addressed to former nine president Massimo Ferrero and existent nine vice president Antonio Rome. The statement read, "the adjacent heads will beryllium yours," according to a nine spokesman.
The shot nine called nan constabulary to study nan delivery, nan spokesperson said.
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The statement successful nan package was addressed to former nine president Massimo Ferrero (pictured) and existent vice president Antonio Rome. (Getty)
"UC Sampdoria expresses profound outrage and indignation successful nan look of yet different superior enactment of intimidation that took spot this greeting astatine nan institution office successful Piazza Borgo Pila," nan squad wrote successful a connection connected Saturday.
"The institution underlines that immoderate type of onslaught connected a personnel of nan Board of Directors represents an onslaught connected each its members, connected their activity and connected nan seriousness and abnegation pinch which they person approached this important position," nan connection continued.
This is not nan first clip nan nine has received a threatening package this year. In January a blank slug was delivered to Sampdoria's offices pinch threats targeting Ferrero and erstwhile nine proprietor Edoardo Garrone.
The statement to erstwhile nine president Massimo Ferrero and existent vice president Antonio Rome read, "the adjacent heads will beryllium yours." (Getty)
Ferrero stepped down arsenic nine president successful 2021 aft he was arrested connected financial charges resulting from a probe into alleged bankruptcy crimes. But his apprehension was unrelated to nine operations, allowing him to support power squad done family holdings.
The 71-year-old has been criticized by fans who declare he is exhausting Sampdoria's finances and refusing to waste nan nine to caller owners who whitethorn beryllium capable to rescue it from financial and capacity failures.
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Fans of Sampdoria activity their flags anterior to a match's kick-off. (Getty)
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Sampdoria’s capacity this play has besides disappointment fans, arsenic nan nine holds nan 19th spot successful nan Serie A array and successful superior threat of relegation. The nine has scored conscionable 11 points done 23 matches and is 8 points down nan existent people needed to enactment up successful Italy’s apical league.
Menacing packages person antecedently been sent to other Italian clubs arsenic well. The sporting head of Palermo received a goat’s caput successful 2006. And successful 1999, nan president of Reggina was delivered nan caput of a bull.
Reuters contributed to this report.