Marco Mancosu, the captain of promotion-chasing Italian Serie B side Lecce, revealed the news in an Instagram post on Wednesday.
Bologna raced to a two-goal lead in five minutes and were pulled back to 2-2 before a stoppage-time goal gave them a 3-2 win over Lecce.
Lazio's fading Serie A title challenge suffered a potentially fatal blow when they lost 2-1 at relegation-threatened Lecce.
Entertainers Sassuolo were involved in another high-scoring game on Saturday as they beat Lecce 4-2.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a thumping penalty and created goals for Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain as Juventus hammered 10-man Lecce 4-0.
AC Milan kept alive their hopes of snatching a Europa League qualifying berth with a win over Lecce.
Forward Duvan Zapata scored a hat trick as free-scoring Atalanta went on another goal spree with a 7-2 win away to Lecce in Serie A.
AS Roma notched their first home league win for more than two months as they hammered Lecce 4-0 in Serie A on Sunday.
Serie C club Bari have condemned a group of their supporters who torched a minibus carrying fans of local rivals Lecce.
Relegation-battling Lecce halted Napoli's revival with a shock 3-2 win at the Stadio San Paolo on Sunday.
Inter Milan were held to a 1-1 draw by relegation-battling Lecce in Serie A on Sunday, dropping points for the second weekend in a row.
Genoa's veteran striker Goran Pandev scored a remarkable goal from near the halfway line but turned villain in the second half when he was booked tw
All 20 clubs from Serie A have written a joint open letter to ask for help in dealing with the issue of racism.
Juventus dropped points for just the second time this season in Serie A when they were held to a 1-1 draw at Lecce on Saturday.
A stunning stoppage-time equaliser from Lecce's Marco Calderoni denied Stefano Pioli a win on his debut as AC Milan coach in a 2-2 draw.
Edin Dzeko's goal secured a 1-0 win for AS Roma away to Lecce on Sunday to send them fifth in Serie A.
A Fernando Llorente double helped Napoli move into third place in Serie A with a 4-1 win at Lecce on Sunday.
Romelu Lukaku scored on his debut for Inter Milan as they made a flying start under new coach Antonio Conte with a win over Lecce.
Genoa recovered from 2-1 down to book their place in the fourth round of the Coppa Italia with a 3-2 win at home to Lecce.
Fans who attended Bari's 2-0 defeat to Lecce in May 2011 have been awarded €400 each in damages after it was proven that the game had been fixed.