Empoli Forward Levan Mchedlidze Assaulted by Own Fans After Defeat Against Sassuolo

Callum Rice-Coates

​ Empoli forward Levan Mchedlidze has been assaulted by his own fans  in the car park of Stadio Carlo Castellani following Sunday's 3-1 defeat against Sassuolo,  ​Goal  have reported.

The 27-year-old played no part in the defeat, absent through injury, but he was set upon after the game by a group of angry supporters.  Mchedlidze had pulled up to discuss the performance and result with the fans, and clearly the conversation quickly escalated. 

Empoli FC v FC Torino - Serie A
Empoli FC v FC Torino - Serie A

The defeat left Empoli four points off the bottom three with four Serie A games remaining, with relegation growing ever more concerning.

Mchedlidze was reportedly punched in the face in the ensuing scrap, before another group of fans protected the player.

Empoli FC v Udinese Calcio - Serie A
Empoli FC v Udinese Calcio - Serie A

The  Georgian striker has scored six goals in 15 league appearances so far this season, a respectable return for the lowest scoring side in Serie A.

Empoli host Bologna in their next league game, before a trip to Cagliari, as they look to secure their safety and pull clear of 18th placed Crotone.


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