‘I express solidarity with our supporters’

President Saverio Sticchi Damiani condemnes “gestures of an unprecedented gravity” after Bari hooligans attacked the travelling Lecce ultras yesterday.

Bari ultras ambushed the away supporters from Lecce ahead of the game at the Stadio Olimpico last night and set their bus on fire.

According to the Corriere Salentino newspaper, hundreds of Bari ultras had been waiting for the Lecce fans as they arrived on the motorway.

The Giallorossi patron shows his support of the travelling Lecce fans and condemned the behaviour shown by their local rivals.

“At a time when the country is going through a health emergency, I note with dismay that there are individuals who prefer to commit, to detriment of others, gestures of an unprecedented gravity,” he told Corriere della Sera. “I express solidarity with our supporters and place maximum trust in the competent authorities.”

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