Bologna's January transfer dealings were underwhelming and a bizarre gaffe led to new signing Ibson cooling his heels at the airport for several hours.
The Emilia-Romagna side face a battle to stay in Serie A but they only signed two players during the entire window.
The first addition was Swedish midfielder Erik Friberg, who arrived from Malmo, and the second was Brazilian midfielder Ibson.
And that may be why Bologna completely forgot to send anyone to the airport to meet their new recruit, who was left waiting.
Club president Albano Guaraldi has reacted furiously to the error and possibly also to the lack of signings by suspending four directors.
Technical director Adriano Polenta, secretary general Luca Befani, communication chief Carlo Caliceti and marketing man Andrea Battacchi have been put on leave and could be sacked.
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