ANCONA FANS REJECT BAGGIO'S BROTHER
by Riccardo Burgalassi
ROBERTO BAGGIO'S brother, Edy has walked into a storm of controversy at Ancona having been transferred from bitter rivals Ascoli for a fee of £800,000 last week.
On Saturday, Edy faced his new side's supporters and was met by a fiery reception. The local rivals place a great deal of importance on their derbies and the younger brother of Roberto (pictured) was the best player for Ascoli last season in the Serie C Championship.
He virtually won the play-off final match with Ancona single-handedly only to be thwarted at the death.
Ancona won the match 2-1 and were promoted to Serie B, although their supporters would prefer to remember Edy as an Ascoli player and do not want to see him in the red and white of Ancona.
The 26-year-old was shocked by the reaction of the fans and after a fiery meeting, Edy said: "If Ancona supporters don't want me I could leave Ancona soon."