Despite the near-1,000-kilometer round trip, a small gaggle of hardy Sampdoria fans made the long haul from Genoa to Rome to watch their side take on Roma in the Coppa Italia on Thursday night.
For reasons unbeknownst, the visiting Samp fans were allocated a massive police presence once inside the vast stadium, with roughly double the amount of officers fencing in the 25 or so supporters inside a solid fluorescent boundary -- which all looked a bit silly, truth be told...
Sampdoria fans can't complaint about the police protection they received at last night's game at Roma... pic.twitter.com/8iizdtV1nr
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) January 10, 2014
Amazingly enough, the game (which Roma won 1-0) ended without so much of a peep of trouble in the away end.