Sunday, January 09, 2005
Paulo di Cani..oh no!
Paulo di Canio was my hero - the most gifted footballer I have ever seen. I cherish my memories of singing "Paolo di Can-i-o, Paolo di Can-i-o to the tune of Rigoletto on the terraces at West Ham, but tonight he celebrated Lazio's derby win with the Saluto Romano with the stiff-armed fascist salute. Alessandra Mussolini, grand-daughter of the late dictator and herself a far-right politician, praised Di Canio's actions. "How nice that Roman salute was, it delighted me so much," she said, "I shall write him a thank-you note". Pass the sick bag, Alice. He may have been a brilliant footballer, but his sudden rushes of blood to the head do not seem to have dissipated with age. Prat.