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Italian club fined after president shouts insults at referee over loudspeaker during match

Brooks Peck
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Italian side Nuovo Campobasso has been fined €10,000 after club president Ferruccio Capone insulted a referee over the stadium's loudspeaker during a match. The incident occurred during the second half of a Seconda Divisione (the fourth tier of Italian football) match against Arzanese. According to Sky Sports Italia, Capone was enraged by the referee's decisions, including the sending off of one of his players, so he invaded the announcer's room and grabbed the microphone to share his feelings with everyone in attendance.

You can hear Capone shouting over the loudspeaker at about 3:14 into the video above. He "heavily insulted" the referee, prompting supporters to follow suit. The match ended in a 2-2 draw and the referee was given a police escort when he left the stadium.

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