Sassuolo star Domenico Berardi is chased by POLICE and restrained by supporters after confronting a Modena fan who heckled him following his side’s loss to the Serie B side in the opening round of the Coppa Italia
- Sassuolo star Domenico Berardi was seen chasing a Modena fan down the road
- Berardi and his team-mates were eliminated from the Coppa Italia on Sunday
- Berardi scored a penalty but it wasn’t enough to prevent Sassuolo from losing
- A Modena fan reportedly provoked Berardi by talking about his wife and son
- The 28-year-old winger has taken to social media to apologies for his actions
Sassuolo star Domenico Berardi was seen chasing a Modena fan down the road after the supporter heckled him following their fixture on Sunday afternoon.
Berardi and his Sassuolo team-mates were eliminated from the Coppa Italia in the first round after losing 3-2 to Serie B side Modena.
Berardi – who scored from the penalty spot during the first half of the game – was involved in a squabble outside of the stadium.
Domenico Berardi was seen chasing a Modena fan down the road after the supporter heckled
The 28-year-old forward was provoked by a Modena fan and jumped over the barrier to confront him.
The local police came flying onto the scene and tried to control the situation before it got out of hand.
Berardi took to social media to explain why he ended up in an altercation with the Modena fan and apologise for his actions (above)
Supporters were seen trying to pull Berardi away but the Italy international kept dodging their attempts to restrain him.
Two separate fans decided to take action into their own hands and managed to contain Berardi and walk him away from the crowd.
Berardi took to social media to explain why he ended up in an altercation with the Modena fan and apologised for his actions.
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He wrote on Instagram: ‘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,’ Berardi explained.
‘I also renew my apologies to the opposing fans.’
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