Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca’s father has been arrested after he bizarrely broke
into Roma’s training complex and reportedly destroyed ‘four or five cars’ while armed
with an iron bar.
Scamacca’s father was reportedly seen wearing a Sassuolo sweatshirt as he made his
way into the training ground in Trigoria, where he was confronted by security.
After breaking into the ground, Scamacca Snr allegedly destroyed one Roma executive’s
car with an iron bar before damaging other vehicles in the attack.
According to Italian news outlets Tuttosport and Corriere dello Sport, Scamacca Snr
was not initially identified by security as he made his way into the Giallorossi’s
In the short time, he was at the training ground, the man was reportedly able to
damage several vehicles, where he was then stopped by security before Italian
police arrived on the scene and arrested him on Monday afternoon.
Il Messaggero is also reporting that there were moments of fear during the attack in
Trigoria while players and staff made their way in and out of the training ground.
The report suggests Scamacca Snr headed straight for the car park and smashed the
windows of four or five cars, with one of them owned by sporting director Tiago Pinto.
The report then adds that he then headed for a pitch where a youth squad was training,
sparking moments of panic among the players and coaches before he was arrested.
It is not yet known to the police or Scamacca’s family why his father attacked Roma’s
training ground. Scamacca, who is on loan at Sassuolo from Genoa, is a highly rated
striker in the Serie A and is said to be valued at £40million.
The 22-year-old was immediately updated on the news of his father’s arrest on Monday.
Scamacca played in Roma‘s youth academy between 2012 to 2015 before joining PSV’s
youth setup in 2015.
He would rise through the ranks at PSV before moving back to Italy to join Sassuolo in