The Serbian hooligan who allegedly sparked tension at Marassi has said he has 'nothing against Italy'.
Ivan Bogdanov continues to hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons, but said his protests were not aimed at Italy.
"I have a military past in Serbia," he told Sky Sport Italia.
"I love my country. I have nothing against Italy, I have it with my team."
Not content with the tension that reached boiling point inside the ground on Tuesday night, violence spilled out onto the streets with inevitable conflict between riot police and ultras.
Bogdanov was arrested by police shortly after and he is being detained. He faces charges of aggravated damage, resisting arrest and violating a number of laws relating to public order offences.