Lecce: Roberto D’Aversa’s header on Thomas Henry


By: Manu Tournoux

A high-tension end to the meeting. Yesterday, Hellas Verona traveled to Lecce for the 28th day of Serie A. A crucial meeting in the fight for maintenance which swung in favor of the visitors, winners by the smallest of margins thanks to an early goal by Thomas Suslov (0-1). But at the final whistle, tempers rose between the players and staff of the two teams, like the clash between Thomas Henry and Lecce coach Roberto d’Aversa which turned sour.

As the French striker from Verona was preparing to return to the locker room, he crossed paths with the Italian technician who headbutted him. In the process, the two protagonists were excluded by the referee from the match. “I went onto the pitch to prevent my players from being sent off, because there was a lot of provocation from the Verona players in the last minutes of the match and after the final whistle. It’s not a nice gesture, I recognize it, it’s inexcusable and I explained it to the people of Verona”expressed the Lecce coach at the microphone of Sky Italiawhich is now exposed to heavy sanctions.

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