Gianluca Cigna, who captains nell’ Atletico Villaretto, in the Turin third division, was taken to hospital in a serious condition and risks losing an eye, after he was attacked by the parents of an opponent from Mappanese who had waited for him at the exit to the stadium. The attack was motivated by his defence of a team-mate Mamadou Mbaye.
Mamadou Mbaye tells the story: “It all started during the game, a player
of Mappanese began to provoke me. At one point during the game we were involved in a tackle, I extended my arm and the referee awarded a foul against me. I was given a yellow card, for me it was the second, and I was expelled. Just then a player of the opposing team screamed at me: Fuck you n*****.