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Atalanta player investigated over prank

Atalanta midfielder Giulio Migliaccio is under investigation from the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) after allegedly helping supporters to crush two cars with a tank.

Palermo's Giulio Migliaccio celebrates after opening the scoring against AC Milan
Migliaccio joined Atalanta from Palermo last month

Last month, just three days after joining Atalanta, Migliaccio was caught on film riding on a tank that was being driven by the club's fans at a festival in Bergamo.

The tank crushed two cars which were covered in the colours of rival clubs Roma and Brescia, with the FIGC eager to ensure Migliaccio takes responsibility for his actions.

"The federal prosecutor has deferred Atalanta player Giulio Migliaccio to the national disciplinary commission for climbing on to a tank during the 'Festival of the Goddess' organised by the Bergamasch fanbase on July 14," a statement on figc.com read.

"(The tank) then ran over two cars, one decorated in the colours of Roma and one with the colours of Brescia, clubs who are traditionally rivals of Atalanta."

Migliaccio protested his innocence after the event, insisting he was unaware of the driver's intentions and was merely trying to greet his new club's fans.

"I only noticed they were there when the tank started going over them and, because I was at the back, I didn't know they had two football clubs' symbols on them," he told Corriere dello Sport at the time.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.

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