Calgiari already faced a difficult task preparing for Napoli, with the partenopei coming off arguably their best performance of the season against Wolfsburg. What happened yesterday afternoon, however, is only going to make their preparations harder.
According to Corriere dello Sport, during Friday's training session about 30 Ultras climbed over the fence at Calgiari's training ground to confront the team while they were eating lunch. They made clear that unless they made the shirt proud, their would be further protests by ultra groups of the club. There were also physical altercations, with young defender Nicola Murru reportedly slapped in the face by a fan, and while it's unconfirmed, other players were reported to be physically struck as well.
This has already been an awful season for Calgiari. Zdenek Zeman was fired in December, then re-hired in March after Gianfranco Zola lost 6 matches in 10 as head coach. So Zeman's men have enough on their plate given the current state of affairs. They have not won a match since January, and have only taken two points from their last ten league matches.
Calgiari currently sit 19th in the Serie A table, only sitting ahead of Parma, and are eight points away from safety. Needless to say, it will be interesting how Calgiari respond in the wake of this fan incident, as this kind of situation has the potential to spiral wildly out of control.