Fans' protests prompt suspension
GENOA, Italy -- Genoa players stripped off their shirts in a gesture of apology to angry, flare-throwing fans Sunday as their protests forced a 45-minute suspension of the team's 4-1 loss to Siena in Serie A.
Genoa is in danger of being relegated and the gesture was an apparent way for the players to acknowledge they were not worthy of wearing the club's shirt.
The unusual scenes came as protests broke out among Genoa supporters early in the second half as their team trailed 4-0.
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