AC Milan `ultras` block players in stadium

Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 09:09

Milan: AC Milan`s players were blocked inside the San Siro stadium late on Saturday as hundreds of angry hardline `ultra` supporters gathered at the exit following a 1-1 draw at home against 10-man Genoa.

Under-pressure Milan had been looking to claim their first league win since a 1-0 win over Udinese in mid-October.

However Alberto Gilardino levelled from the spot for the visitors after a fourth-minute opener by Milan forward Kaka and Milan`s woes continued when striker Mario Balotelli missed a spot-kick just after the half-hour.

Genoa`s Thomas Manfredini had been sent off after hauling Balotelli down in the 36th minute incident, however Milan failed to capitalise on their extra man advantage.
And after missing a series of late chances they were widely booed and insulted as they left the pitch in a sign that it is not just coach Massimiliano Allegri who is under pressure ahead of a crucial Champions League clash away to Celtic on Tuesday.

Nearly an hour after the game around 400 ultra supporters gathered at the exit, where the club and its players were targeted with insults, with reports on domestic agency ANSA suggesting the ultras had demanded a face-to-face meeting with the players.

Milan`s fifth draw in 13 games left the seven-times European champions 18 points off the pace of leaders Roma and 14 behind the first Champions League qualifying place occupied by Napoli.

And after missing a series of late chances they were widely booed and insulted as they left the pitch in a sign that it is not just coach Massimiliano Allegri who is under pressure ahead of a crucial Champions League clash away to Celtic on Tuesday.

Nearly an hour after the game around 400 ultra supporters gathered at the exit, where the club and its players were targeted with insults, with reports on domestic agency ANSA suggesting the ultras had demanded a face-to-face meeting with the players.

Milan`s fifth draw in 13 games left the seven-times European champions 18 points off the pace of leaders Roma and 14 behind the first Champions League qualifying place occupied by Napoli.

AFP

First Published: Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 09:52

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