SAMPDORIA officials have shockingly been sent a threatening letter containing a blank bullet amid the club's ongoing struggles.
The Doria are facing relegation sitting second bottom in the Serie A table and nine points from safety.
According to Rai, tensions reached boiling point when the Italian club's headquarters in Corte Lambruschini received a vile death threat along with the blank bullet.
The letter read: "This time it is blank, the next time it will be real."
A group of around 70 Sampdoria ultras staged a protest against former owners, the Garrone-Mondini family, early in the afternoon.
However, police claim the threatening letter wasn't linked with that demonstration.
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Fans issued a statement of their own amid Sampdoria's dismal season and blamed the former chiefs for implementing current owner Massimo Ferrero "with great pomp".
Ferrero still owns the club, even though he was forced to step down as president after his arrest for fraudulent bankruptcy with regards to his other businesses in 2021.
Supporters have also stated the Garrone-Mondini family will be "primarily responsible" if the club falls apart.
The statement read: "It doesn't work like this. We have the clear feeling that you are trying to unload the barrel.
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"Do you really think you can get away with this? Blaming Ferrero and the board of directors?
"You, the Garrone-Mondini family, are the first guilty of this havoc.
"Ferrero? You were the ones who welcomed him with great pomp by handing him the keys to the company.
"If Sampdoria disappear, you, the Garrone-Mondini family, will be primarily responsible".
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