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Italy star Domenico Berardi chased fan giving him abuse, had to be restrained by police

Josh Lawless

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Italy star Domenico Berardi chased fan giving him abuse, had to be restrained by police

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Italy international Domenico Berardi had to be restrained by police after he tried to chase a fan who was giving him abuse.

On Monday night Sassuolo were eliminated from the Coppa Italia after losing 3-2 to Modena, who will play in Serie B after earning promoting from the third tier last term.


Berardi, Sassuolo's talisman, was on target from the spot but a brace from Nicola Mosti ensured it was the hosts who progressed into the second round.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

And after the game, Berardi lost his head after being verbally abused by a fan. It's not known what the fan said to rile him up - or which team he supported, but footage which went viral showed Berardi, wearing a white t-shirt, running over in an attempt get to the individual.

Sassuolo officials, police officers and a couple of fans tried to hold Berardi back. He initially got away from them but was escorted away before he could do something he might leave to regret.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

The former Juventus forward took to Instagram to apologise for his behaviour, writing: “I want to apologise for what happened outside the stadium after the game against Modena. We are professionals and, above all, we must be examples for youths and kids. Today I didn’t behave as such.

“That’s because the things that I love the most, such as my wife and my son, were deliberately involved off the pitch, hurting me deeply. I also renew my apologies to the opposing fans.”

The Euro 2020 winner Berardi Sassuolo secure promotion to Serie A in his very first season with the club and has gone on to score a total of 113 goals for I Neroverdi.

Topics: Serie A, Italy

Josh Lawless
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