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Catania fans mock relegation threatened Palermo with a sea of ‘B’ signs

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

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Palermo have had a terrible season filled with managerial hirings and sackings and rehirings and resackings, along with the poor performances that you might expect to go with all of that. So having a steadily slipped down the Serie A table since finishing fifth in 2009/10, Palermo now find themselves in the relegation zone with just a handful of matches left to play.

On Sunday, they visited rivals Catania in the Derby di Sicilia and the home fans welcomed Palermo by waving a sea of "B" signs — as in Serie B, where Palermo are likely headed. The Rosanero did strike back in the form of a Josip Ilicic equalizer in the fifth minute of injury time to snatch a 1-1 draw and a much needed point. Still, all of those B's had to sting. [Puts on sunglasses, leaves.]

UPDATE: Here's video of Ilicic's goal and the post-match scuffle that followed...

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