Chelsea 2-1 Sunderland

Chelsea and the Di Canio circus

April 7, 2013
By Miguel Delaney, Stamford Bridge
Eventually, inevitably, it came. Not Fernando Torres's form, not Chelsea's winner, but a flashpoint about the Sunderland manager's much-discussed politics.

"How silly you are," Paolo Di Canio said as he responded to a question about his tattoos while the Sunderland press officer firmly ordered the post-game conference to be closed.

Of course, despite a very specific request that all questions stick to football, the press conference served to illustrate the circus that the manager ...

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