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Soccer:Pescara coach’s daughter attacked before Salerno game

(ANSA) – SALERNO, MAY 10 – The daughter of Serie B side
Pescara’s coach was attacked in Salerno at the weekend ahead of
Monday afternoon’s match between the Abruzzo outfit and the
Salernitana team which is eyeing a return to Serie A after 23
years.
   
Gianluca Grassadonia’s daughter, 18, was punched and kicked by
two Salernitana fans with ski masks on who said her father, a
Salerno native, “won’t be able to come home unless he loses”,
police said.
   
She did not suffer injuries in the attack.
   
Grassadonia, whose family still lives in the town near Naples,
said he “refused to be intimidated” and that Pescara would play
their “normal” game against Salernitana.
   
Pescara-Salernitana kicks off at 14:00 local.
   
Security has been raised around the stadium in Pescara after the
incident.
   
Pescara may not have a press conference by the coach after the
match, sources said.
   
The attack was described by the coach’s wife, Annabella
Castagna, on social media. (ANSA).
   

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