Di Canio's salute was 'political'

January 15, 2005
ROME, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Lazio striker Paolo di Canio was making a political gesture, not a racist one, when he celebrated last week's derby win against AS Roma with a fascist salute, Italy's Football Association chief said on Friday.

'It is not a racist gesture, but a political gesture, in my opinion,' Franco Carraro, chairman of the Italian FA told reporters at the foreign press club.

Di Canio has been criticised in Italy and overseas after marking Lazio's 3-1 derby win ...

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