Perugia supporters are today meeting Alessandro Gaucci, son of club president Luciano Gaucci, to discuss his father’s threat to pull out of Serie A.

The president has complained all season that his team have been the victim of biased refereeing and following the 3-2 defeat by Sampdoria last Sunday he said he was ready to pull out of the league.

A final decision on whether Perugia play Sunday’s fixture at Brescia has not been decided, chief press officer Paolo Meattelli said.

“The official position is still that we’re not playing at the weekend, but if the fans insist that the team should play then it will be up to the president to decide,” he said.

Perugia lie 17th of 18 in Serie A on 22 points with only four games left. Teams that refuse to play are punished with an automatic 3-0 defeat and have one point deducted.

Club president Gaucci has shown signs of backing down on his threat.

“I’m convinced that one should fight battles to the bitter end, but if the majority of fans request that we play, I could not be certain to press on alone,” he was quoted as saying in La Gazzetta dello Sport.