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Friday, 21 August 2009

SERIE A WATCH: Siena fan throws tomato at chairman, sees it as springboard for bigger targets

An angry fan who hit Siena President Giovanni Lombardi Stronati with a tomato during the presentation of the Robur's new squad has admitted that he dreams of throwing vegetables at more prestigious targets.

Aggrieved at his club selling their two best players for the 85th consecutive season, Siena supporter Michele Di Santo stunned observers watching festivities on Piazza Salimbeni by hurling a tomato from long range, hitting Stronati on the shoulder.

Speaking to Sky Italia hours after his wonder throw, Di Santo confessed his hope that his exploits in sleepy Siena have put him in the shop window.

"I love Siena - this is a very special place," the Tuscan talent stressed. "But, like anyone else, I dream of pitching mushrooms at Milan players or aubergines at Inter stars.

"It's only natural that I should think about my future and I feel I am ready to get angry about a much bigger club."

Siena begin their Serie A campaign by hosting Milan tomorrow evening. As ever, they will finish around 14th.

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