Sarmiento boss, Caruso Lombardi fights with supporters at petrol station

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Ricardo ‘Caruso’ Lombardi really doesn’t do himself any favours. The cartoonish Sarmiento manager was captured on camera fighting with supporters of the club at a petrol station after Monday night’s defeat to Rosario Central.

Sarmiento are currently bottom of Zone One in the Primera and are without a win since the opening weekend yet after the club turned to Lombardi two weeks ago, results have not improved. The 1-0 loss away to league leaders, Rosario Central was a fifth in eight games and while the squad stopped on their way back to Junín a confrontation took place.

It is understood that while some supporters and journalists were getting photos of the squad, someone believed to be a member of the Sarmiento barra brava threatened Lombardi prompting his aggressive reaction.

Caruso has since said that, “It was chaos. I don’t understand. We had played a good game. Rosario Central scored just once.”

Amid rumours that Lombardi may yet resign, the fiery 54-year-old has scheduled talks with club president, Fernando Chiófalo.

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