A policeman has died outside the Massimino stadium in Catania after riots following the 2-1 loss to Palermo. The Sicilian derby was marred by crowd violence, which saw play delayed in the second half after teargas was thrown on the pitch.
The deceased policeman has been named as Filippo Raciti, aged 38.
The ANSA and Apcom news agencies said the officer was killed after an explosive device was thrown at him.
Catania's magistrate has already opened an inquiry about the events.
The Italian Federation commissioner, Luca Pancalli, was immediately informed about the situation and has decided to suspend the weekend's Serie A programme.
It is believed that hooliganism inside the stadium - which caused the match to be delayed twice - had spilled over into mass confrontation outside.
Both of Palermo's goals were contentious - Andrea Caracciolo's opener looked offside while David Di Michele's winner was clearly a handball.
Over a hundred people are reported to have been injured during the clashes.
It is not known how the policeman died or whether the incident that led to his death involved the spectator violence.
sry is someone arleady opened it and i didnt know where to place it axcept here
and this is not good for serie A