Father of Gianluca Scamacca Smashes Cars at Roma’s Training Facility

Emiliano Scamacca, the father of the Genoa player Gianluca, has been arrested for vandalizing some cars at Trigoria, Roma’s training center. The stunning incident happened Monday at 7.30 pm, as the man entered the parking lot and started swinging a metal bar, Repubblica and La Gazzetta dello Sport report.

He threatened everybody that was trying to reason with him and hit the cars of executives Tiago Pinto and Morgan De Sanctis. He also dented the marble statue of La Lupa, the symbol of the team. The club’s security apprehended him as he was headed towards the offices of the management, and the police arrived shortly thereafter.

He was reportedly looking for Bruno Conti, the head of Roma’s academy, to ask him for money. He was wearing a Sassuolo hoodie, the club that owns the card of his son, who is at Genoa on a temporary spell. It is unclear whether the rampage was caused by previous monetary frictions between the family and the club. Scamacca played for the Giallorossi from 2012 to 2015 before moving to PSV when he was 16. His father was transported to the hospital for a mental health check-up and denounced for aggravated damages and trespassing. The two have reportedly grown apart with his son over the years.

The 22-year-old striker was on the radar of some top teams in January, especially Milan and Juventus, and is set to be a hot commodity in the summer as well, although the Neroverdi drive a hard bargain. He was among the final cuts for Italy’s provisional Euro 2020 squad.