Serie A club footballers TRAPPED in their own facility

Nitish Bhan  |  Controversy  |  1 Month Ago

In a shocking series of events in Italy, around 100 unhappy farmers trapped players of Serie A side Cagliari and prevented them from leaving the club’s training ground as a sign of protest. 


The players and management were supposed to leave for Milan on Saturday evening, which they eventually did but suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of a soaring Milan.


This mob of angry farmers protesting over the pricing of milk stopped the Sardinian team from leaving the ground.


This incident was a part of an even larger protest happening on the island, against the pricing of the milk that is being sold at a much cheaper price. The farmers felt that they can’t survive anymore with the low cost that they are selling their products at and took to demonstrations after a debacle from the government’s end.


Despite, coach Rolando Maran and club’s director Mario Passetti brokered negotiations, the players were only allowed to leave when Sardinian-born star Nicolo Barella and his Brazilian team-mate Joao Pedro had joined in on the protests. 


The duo was also filmed kicking over milk-pails as a gesture of their support to the cause. Barella has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea in the imminent summer window.

Talking to Gazzetta Dello Sport, one of the protestors stated, “We simply want to defend our rights. We produce milk at 1 euro ($1.3) plus VAT and we aren’t going back. If they aren’t able to sell it at a decent price, that’s not our fault.” 


Cagliari is currently in the 15th spot in the Serie A table, just three points clear off the relegation zone. After holding AC Milan to a 1-1 draw earlier this season, they lost 3-0 in this latest fixture.


Could this incident have had an impact on their performance in this fixture? We will never know as professionals are expected to deliver at any cost.


Passetti has also stated that they will issue a formal statement on the club’s behalf, pleading the government to take necessary steps to come to the deliverance of these diligent farmers.


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