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Police were a little overly protective of these Sampdoria fans the other night

Roma assigned dozens of security guards to look after the small group of supporters.

A FEW DEDICATED Sampdoria fans made the five-hour drive from Genoa to Rome to watch their team face Roma in the Coppa Italia the other night.

While their numbers were small, their voices must have been mighty, because Roma assigned dozens of policemen to stand guard around them… in an empty stadium.

The absurd photo:

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There’s typically a line of policemen that separate home and road supporters at games across Europe.

But this goes above and beyond. It’s basically a 1:1 ratio of fans to police.

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